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Northern transport plan gets NGO input

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Campaign group Campaign for Better Transport has been commissioned by Transport for the North (TfN) to take a leading role in the development of its strategic transport plan for northern England.

The plan will outline a broad range of transport measures designed to assist economic transformation in the North of England.

Campaign for Better Transport has been appointed to support the involvement of environmental, sustainable transport, and other non-government organisations (NGO) in the development of TfN’s transport strategy.

The plan will be open for formal public consultation in early 2018, with TfN also engaging in an initial informal consultation on the emerging priorities in spring 2017.

“We welcome the opportunity to contribute to Transport for the North’s emerging strategy and their positive approach to involving these specialist organisations from the start,” said Campaign for Better Transport chief executive Stephen Joseph.

“We believe that sustainable transport can bring both economic, social and environmental benefits and we are looking forward to working with TfN to develop a transport plan that will transform connectivity in the North of England.”

TfN’s head of policy and strategy Amy Harhoff added: “This collaboration with Campaign for Better Transport underlines our commitment to working with a broad range of stakeholders in delivering our remit for improving connectivity as part of the economic transformation for the north of England.

“We want to better understand how the Strategic Transport Plan can achieve social and environmental goals, as well as jobs and growth.”

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