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) …
Naomi Green appointed EEH managing director
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 …
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 …
Join us at STB Conference 2022
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
'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, …
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 …
Job opportunities at EEH
It’s a great time to join our team as we deliver the ambitious programme of work in support of the region’s transport strategy, published in February 2021.
EEH’s work is about delivering a challenging agenda at pace: focusing on enabling growth, achieving net-zero carbon and realising a step change in connectivity for the region’s residents, communities and businesses.
We're currently recruiting for the following roles: