ITA Archive - News

  • 28th October 2013

    Are you interested in being a voluntary member of the Tyne and Wear Joint Local Access Forum (the JLAF), which gives independent advice to the five council’s on access, including on public rights of way and access land both in the countryside and urban areas? 

    The JLAF is a statutory body established by the five councils (Gateshead, Newcastle, North Tyneside, South...

  • 29th July 2013

    The Tyne and Wear Integrated Transport Authority today agreed to move forward with plans aimed at providing better bus services while reducing the cost to local taxpayers by £70m.

    Key features of a proposal it is now opening to consultation include capping future price rises, making travel cheaper for young people and students, introducing simple fares and London-style smart travel and growing services.

    The ITA would fund improvements by taking control of fare revenue from...

  • 25th July 2013

    Child fares on Tyne and Wear’s local transport will remain low for the next two years, after the Integrated Transport Authority today confirmed funding for the concessionary payment scheme.

    ITA chairman Cllr David Wood today confirmed the Child Concessionary Travel scheme, which saves families up to £300 a year on the cost of travel, will survive until at least 2015. 

    The scheme caps travel at 60p for single tickets and £1.10 for all-day travel across all public transport...

  • 20th July 2013

    A special meeting of the Tyne and Wear Integrated Transport Authority will take place on Friday, 26 July, at which members will consider alternative proposals to meet the policy objectives set out in the ITA’s Bus Strategy.

    The ITA will consider a proposed multi-operator voluntary partnership put forward by bus companies through the North East Bus Operators Association.

    It will also consider a detailed proposal for a Quality Contracts Scheme, in...

  • 22nd April 2013

    One of the biggest engineering feats of recent times in the North East last night beat off more than 60 rivals to carry off a top award.

    The New Tyne Crossing won the Project of the Year accolade at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors North East Renaissance Awards.

    The event at Newcastle Civic Centre, which celebrates the best initiatives in the land, property and construction sectors, was hosted by George Clarke, North East architect and presenter of TV’s The...