Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has announced a £2 million for regional transport organisations in the South East of England to develop strategies to improve journeys for goods and passengers.
England’s Economic Heartland and Transport for the South East will be given £2 million of government funding to develop transport plans for their regions.
These plans will allow people in counties including Kent, Hampshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire to influence government investment decisions at a more regional level, filling the existing gap between national and local transport authorities.
Chris Grayling, Transport Secretary, said: “This government is committed to empowering regions across the UK by giving them a stronger influence over the future of transport in their area.
“This will help us build the modern and effective links our country needs, improving journey times, boosting housing development and economic growth, and getting people and goods where they need to be faster, safely and more comfortably.
“Investing in England’s Economic Heartland and Transport for the South East means that those best placed to make decisions have our support to put forward ambitious proposals for the future. We will continue to work closely with these organisations as they develop transport strategies to help their regions seize their potential.”