A high-quality, integrated transport network is crucial to a fully functioning economy. The rapid, easy and affordable movement of goods and people throughout the region is not only a key economic driver but also important to improving the quality of life for those living and working in Yorkshire.

A well-funded public sector, providing economically and environmentally sustainable core services and world-class infrastructure, should be the backbone of such a network.

By allowing local communities and other providers the flexibility to adapt creatively to meet the demands of travellers and businesses, we believe the people of Yorkshire can be provided with the connectivity and transport infrastructure necessary to enable communities to thrive.