The delivery of our vision is supported by four strategic transport priorities, unique to the Transport East region 

The strategy sets out our ambitions and priority areas for improved connections and new infrastructure. It aligns with established national, regional and local plans, and will help us work together to make life in the East better for everyone.

How the region plans to meet the priorities in the Transport Strategy is set out in our Strategic Investment Programme.

To develop the strategy we used evidence and data from across the region and tested our ideas with partners and experts. This enables the region to come together with a single voice to make sure our transport network is fit for the future.

Decarbonisation to Net Zero

42% of the region's carbon emissions come from transport, the largest sector. If we are to tackle our contribution to climate change and reach net zero emissions we need to act quickly.

Our underlying priority is having net zero carbon emissions from transport by 2040, building on the East's status as the UK’s leading producer of renewable energy.

Connecting growing places

By improving transport links between and within our growing towns and cities, people will have better access to jobs, education and other essential services.

Connections should be as fast and frequent as all other regions in the UK, providing a realistic sustainable option for everyone to travel across the region and UK.

Energise coastal and rural communities

We are pushing for sustainable transport options that support our rural communities all year round.

Connecting our coastal ommunities to the rest of the region and the UK will support levelling-up and boost our coastal industries.

Unlocking international

The region has 13 ports and 3 international airports, all help UK businesses to thrive and boost the nation’s economy.

Our strategy outlines the the need to improve connectivity, journey times and reliability to airports and ports in a sustainable way.