Transport for the South East (TfSE) has launched a 12-week public consultation on a £45 billion plan that plans a roadmap to decarbonise the transport system across the South East region, level-up left-behind communities and facilitate sustainable economic growth in the South East.
The consultation on TfSE draft strategic investment plan launched on 20 June 2022 and the council are hosting a number of events to keep the public informed.
The plan proposes, with a total capital cost of £45 billion over 27 years – the transport interventions included in this plan alone will generate 21,000 new jobs; an additional £4.1billion growth in GVA a year by 2050; an additional 550,000 rail trips a day and 1.6 million bus, mass transit and ferry trips a day, and take more than four million car trips a day off the roads of the South East.
Councillor Keith Glazier, Chair of Transport for the South East, said:
“Our plan is ambitious, but it is achievable. It is an investment plan that for the first time looks at all modes and goes beyond boundaries to consider connectivity across the whole of the South East.