In this episode, we speak to Lucy Jacques, Acting Head of Policy & Strategy, who is leading on the development of our second Strategic Transport Plan, and the policy positions that feed into the revised document.
She outlines the importance of the STP as part of our statutory responsibility and explains why we need to update the plan.
A lot of the evidence underpinning the original publication has evolved and there have been significant changes to the political, social and economic landscape.
With a growing focus on the levelling up agenda, now is the right time to look at the North’s ambitions and vision, and what we need to deliver on that ambition.
We also highlight two of our recently launched policy positions, focusing on how our role as One Voice for the North can support the further delivery of Active Travel and Multimodal Hubs.
Both are growing areas of transport policy and will play an important part in supporting the decarbonisation agenda.
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