Tim Smith, CEO of Thames Valley Berkshire LEP, has welcomed the news from the Department for Transport that a £2 million funding boost for regional transport organisations in the South East of England has been made available to develop ambitious strategies to improve journeys for goods and passengers.
Transport for the South East is one of the organisations benefiting from the funding, which will help develop plans to improve transport for its area.
Councillor Keith Glazier, Chairman of Transport for the South East, said, “This is a great step forward for our region’s transport system and all the people who rely on it. We’re grateful to the DfT for this vote of confidence in Transport for the South East and in the work we’re doing with them to ensure we have an innovative and efficient network for decades to come.”
The announcement coincides with Transport for the South East launching its Economic Connectivity Review in Farnborough. This represents a milestone in its work towards developing a transport strategy for the South East, helping improve journeys for 7.5 million people and 329,000 businesses from Berkshire to Kent.