The role of transport in unlocking the economic growth potential in the east of England is to be examined in a new study.
The East of England Development Agency (EEDA) has commissioned Steer Davies Gleave (SDG) to report on the economic costs of congestion on the region’s road and rail networks, identify priorities for the region and recommend transport solutions.
Cambridgeshire, which falls within the region, is one of only two authorities to apply for money from the Government’s Transport Initiative Fund to explore congestion solutions, including road tolling.
The study will lay out the benefits of additional investment in the transport systems.
The results, when published in the summer, will be used to inform the regional economic strategy so EEDA and its partners in the east of England can manage growth.