Our work

We will work together and with our partners to:

  • Develop and publish a Strategic Transport Plan for the Western Gateway area.
  • Develop a regional transport evidence base for the Western Gateway to identify and prioritise scheme delivery for consideration by the Department for Transport.
  • Facilitate a more effective and meaningful engagement with the Department for Transport, infrastructure agencies (including Highways England and Network Rail), service providers (such as bus and rail operating companies) and Homes England.
  • Provide the focal point for discussions with Government on strategic transport and infrastructure investment decisions within the Western Gateway area.
  • Agree the sequencing of priorities/schemes with Highways England and Network Rail to ensure there is a joint approach to the development and delivery of strategic infrastructure.
  • Provide the opportunity to share technical expertise and resources across the Constituent Authorities to assist with the development and assessment of proposals.

“Working together across our region and in partnership with stakeholders outside the Western Gateway area helps us to shape our priorities for businesses and communities within the Gateway area."

Western Gateway – Programme Management Team

Multi-modal corridors

A strategic travel corridor links important and significant destinations such as major urban areas or international ports. Considering these connections at a sub-national level, enables the full journey to be accounted for instead of sections of the journey linked to each local authority’s administrative boundaries.
Multi-modal corridors

Priorities

Our 7 priorities are Highways, Rail, Bus and Coach, Active, Decarbonisation, Freight, International.

Freight

Freight is a vital part of the transport sector for the South West region
Freight

Rail

Part of the overall Strategic Transport Plan is to develop a mode-specific Rail Strategy which outlines how rail will help to deliver the overall vision and objectives for transport in the Western Gateway area.
Rail

Rural Mobility

Rural settlements in the South West are home to 1.8 million residents, which is a third of our population.
Rural Mobility

Coach

Coaches are often a neglected aspect of local transport planning that have the potential to play an important role in improving connectivity and reducing carbon emissions and congestion.
Coach

Alternative Fuels for Road Freight

Understanding the barriers that businesses in our area face when it comes to switching to alternative fuel vehicles, and identifying the actions required to support them as they make this change, is crucial on the path to net-zero compliance.
Alternative Fuels for Road Freight

Electric Vehicles

The government has set an ambitious goal to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. To help reach this target, sustainable transport solutions like electric vehicles have a big part to play. Alongside our neighbouring Sub-national Transport Body (STB) Peninsula Transport, we’re working hard to drive forward electric vehicle use across the Western Gateway region – and beyond its boundaries.
Electric Vehicles