Transport East launches Rural Mobility Strategy hub report in Parliament


On 11 March, Transport East visited Parliament to launch the ‘Rural connections: transport challenges and opportunities for communities in the East’ report. The report developed a set of recommendations from a call for evidence and discussions with stakeholders across the East.

The Rural Mobility Strategy Hub brought together experts throughout the East, each with knowledge and insight from their respective fields of work. Facilitated by Transport East’s Rural Mobility Centre of Excellence, the aim of the research was to take an independent view of complex issues facing the rural transport sector in the East, as one of the most rural regions of England. The objectives were to explore the challenges and opportunities within rural transport.

Speakers for the event included:

  • Guy Opperman MP
  • Dr Scott Copsey, University of Hertfordshire and Strategy Hub chair
  • Candy Richards, Federation of Small Businesses
  • Caroline Whitney, Community Transport Association
  • Andrew Summers, Transport East

The event was attended by local and national politicians, transport operators and organisations representing rural communities across the region.

It provided a great opportunity to engage with contributors, key stakeholders and partners from the East and celebrate the work of the Regional Strategy Hub.

Minister for Roads and Local Transport, Guy Opperman

Minister for Roads and Local Transport, Guy Opperman

Andrew Summers, Chief Executive of Transport East