Our vision is for a thriving Eastern region with safe, efficient and net zero transport networks advancing a future of inclusive and sustainable growth for decades to come.

Over the next 30 years, we want to transform our transport connections to help drive long term economic growth.

We have developed a regional Transport Strategy setting out the direction for transport in the East up to 2050.

As we have developed the strategy we engaged extensively with partners and the public to make sure it meets local needs.

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 prorities 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.

Our priorities

Transport East has identified four strategic priorities that together define our unique transport geography and provide an overarching narrative for our Strategy.

Find out more about each of our priorities here.

Decarbonising transport 

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.

Connecting growing places

Better links between our fastest growing places and business clusters. This helps the area function as a coherent economy and improves productivity.

Energised Coastal and rural Communities

A reinvented, sustainable coast for the 21st century which powers the UK through energy generation. Supporting our productive rural communities and attracting visitors all year round.

Global Gateways

Better connected ports and airports to help UK businesses thrive. Boosting the nation’s economy through greater access to international markets and Foreign Direct Investment.