Latest News and Events

  • Why the STBs are working together to reduce carbon emissions

    In the run-up to theSub-national Transport Body conference on May 26, EEH's decarbonisation and innovation manager, James Golding-Graham outlines our collaboration on working towards net zero.

    More blogs from other STB colleagues are on the STB conference website.

    England’s seven sub-national transport bodies are working together more closely than ever before.

    A great example of this is in our joint working on sharing best practice on cutting transport emissions, …

    May 19th 2022
  • Region's innovators win funding

    The Heartland region is at the forefront of developing tomorrow's mobility solutions.

    So we're delighted that pioneers in our region, developing new ways of creating a more efficient transport system, have been backed by government funding announced yesterday.

    In total, 51 projects across the UK have been awarded a share of £1.95 million in Department for Transport (DfT) funding as part of the government’s Transport Research and Innovation Grant (TRIG) …

    April 14th 2022
  • Naomi Green appointed EEH managing director

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    England’s Economic Heartland has appointed a new managing director to lead delivery of ambitious plans for transport and connectivity infrastructure in the region.

    Naomi Green’s appointment comes as the sub-national transport body focuses on a three-year programme of work, including development and delivery of the region’s infrastructure priorities and establishing a pioneering ‘centre for excellence’ to bolster local authorities’ capacity to plan future schemes.

    A former civil servant, Naomi has …

    March 10th 2022
  • EEH Chair: Opportunities in 2022 to build on progress towards cutting emissions

    2021 was a good year for England’s Economic Heartland.

    In February, we published the regional transport strategy. Since then, our focus has been on ensuring we have the right tools to deliver the strategy’s ambitions and policies so that our transport system plays a leading role in supporting sustainable economic growth in the region.

    The transport strategy is ambitious. In 2022, I want our focus to be on delivering actions …

    January 6th 2022
  • Join us at STB Conference 2022

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    The inaugural Sub-national Transport Bodies Conference is being held at the Vox in Birmingham on 26 May 2022.

    EEH is playing a leading role in organising this high-profile event, which has the support of the Department for Transport and the wider transport sector.

    It will see England’s seven STBs come together and demonstrate our collective strategic leadership on transport infrastructure – and how our …

    December 8th 2021
  • EEH reaction to Union Connectivity Review

    Responding to publication of Sir Peter Hendy's Union Connectivity Review, Cllr Richard Wenham, Chair of England’s Economic Heartland, said: “We welcome recognition of the economic contribution of the towns and cities within the “Fast Growth Cities Group”, five of which – Peterborough, Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Oxford and Swindon – are in the Heartland. The sixth, Norwich, is a key link to the east of the region. It reflects the Heartland’s …

    November 26th 2021
  • EEH Chair: I’ll soon be meeting the minister for transport decarbonisation – here’s what I plan to discuss with her

    In October I wrote to ministers congratulating them on the transport decarbonisation plan and what we as a region can do to turn its ambitions into reality.

    I’m delighted that the minister responsible for transport decarbonisation, Trudy Harrison MP, has agreed to meet with me to discuss this in more depth.

    England’s Economic Heartland’s transport strategy has an ambition to reach net zero by as early as 2040. As the …

    November 10th 2021
  • Decarbonisation report sets out scale of challenge facing Heartland

    The scale of the transport decarbonisation challenge facing the region and the ways in which it can be addressed are detailed in a new report commissioned by England’s Economic Heartland (EEH).

    The baseline report, released to coincide with ‘transport day’ at the COP26 climate change summit in Glasgow, marks the completion of the first phase of EEH’s work on a decarbonisation roadmap for the region.

    It presents 15 key findings …

    November 10th 2021
  • 'Transport for the Shires' report published

    A report which examined transport issues in more rural shire counties, which was co-sponsored by England's Economic Heartland, has been published by the University of Hertfordshire.

    The The Future of Transport Outside Cities report summarises the findings of 12 roundtable discussions led by the University of Hertfordshire’s Smart Mobility Unit last year. Over 180 people took part from a range of sectors, including national and local government, the transport sector, …

    November 2nd 2021
  • EEH reaction to Spending Review 2021

    Cllr Richard Wenham, Chair of England’s Economic Heartland, said:

    "EEH’s Spending Review submission, informed by the region’s transport strategy, set out the investment required to support sustainable economic growth and a decarbonised transport system. Our ask included the need to continue to maintain delivery of East West Rail in its entirety to Cambridge and Aylesbury by 2030. As a net contributor to the Exchequer, investment in the region’s infrastructure …

    October 27th 2021