Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has announced £2 million to improve transport and connectivity in the South East of England. The funding has been awarded to local regions to create transport strategies to improve connectivity and drive economic growth.
The funding will be given to England’s Economic Heartland and Transport for the South East to develop plans to improve transport for their area. Transport for the South East works to grow the South East’s economy by improving transport infrastructure to make the region more productive and competitive. They also work to improve quality of life whilst protecting the environment.
The localised funding means that Transport for the South East can develop innovative transport plans fit for the future of the region.
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.”
Amber Rudd, MP for Hastings and Rye, commented:
“I am delighted that the Department for Transport has announced £1 million of funding for the work of Transport for the South East. This is a fantastic achievement for the organisation.
“I am pleased that their hard work has been recognised by the Government and their aims are being supported by funding. I look forward to seeing the funding put to good use and benefiting our towns.”