Area covered: Bedford, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Central Bedfordshire, Luton, Hertfordshire, Milton Keynes, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Peterborough and Swindon

Leadership Team (which meets occasionally to discuss issues wider than transport): Bedford Borough Council, Buckinghamshire County Council, Cambridgeshire County Council, Central Bedfordshire Council, Luton Council, Hertfordshire County Council, Milton Keynes Council, Northamptonshire County Council, Oxfordshire County Council, Swindon Borough Council and LEPs: Oxfordshire, South East Midlands, Buckinghamshire Thames Valley, Swindon and Wiltshire , Hertfordshire

Strategic Transport Forum (the sub-national transport body):

Councils: Bedford Borough Council, Buckinghamshire County Council, Cambridgeshire County Council, Central Bedfordshire Council, Luton Council, Hertfordshire County Council, Milton Keynes Council, Northamptonshire County Council, Oxfordshire County Council, Peterborough City Council and Swindon Borough Council

LEPs: Oxfordshire, South East Midlands, Buckinghamshire Thames Valley, Swindon and Wiltshire , Hertfordshire

Other partners: Oxfordshire Growth Board, Central Growth Board, Department for Transport, Highways England, Network Rail, England’s Economic Heartland Bus Operator’s Association*, Transport Systems Catapult

* Members of the bus operator’s association are:  Stagecoach, Arriva, Oxford Bus Company, Thames Travel, Carousel Buses, City Sightseeing (Oxford), Go South Coast, Centrebus, Grant Palmer, UNO bus.

Lead / hosting authority: Buckinghamshire County Council

Statutory Status: Yet to consult on powers – will do so during draft transport strategy consultation

Transport Strategy

England’s Economic Heartland (EEH) recently consulted on its outline transport strategy.  EEH expect to consult on their draft strategy in the Spring of this year.

Our response to the outline transport strategy:A summary of the key messages from the consultation can be found in Annex 1 of the Strategic Transport Forum’s Papers for 24 January 2020 (Agenda Item 3).  The papers also contain proposals in Annex 2 for amending the vision and outcomes.

The full engagement report gives the feedback under each question and other issues raised.

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