The provision of high quality multi-modal strategic transport infrastructure and operations is a key factor in achieving transformational change in the Solent, raising productivity and ensuring our economy remains globally connected through our international gateways.
Despite recent successes in securing significant investment in our transport networks through the Solent Local Growth Deal, Highways England's Roads Investment Strategy and other sources, there remains a need to do more, be more ambitious, and make best use of our transport assets, to enhance our competitiveness on an international stage, increase our productivity, raise the level of foreign direct investment to the area and increase local employment opportunities.
The Transport Investment Plan is a critical piece of work to inform the development of our wider Growth Strategy and future strategic transport investments in the period to 2040, with an immediate focus on early opportunities.
Views from the local area will be critical to ensuring that the Transport Investment Plan meets the needs of the Solent and the investments which it prioritises have the best impact for Solent businesses.
Have your say now at our survey, available at: www.surveymonkey.com/r/SolentLEP
This short survey will help us build an evidence base of the value that business in our region place on transport links, the key issues that they face, and how they are impacting business growth.
If you would like to ensure your views are received, please complete this survey by Friday 14th August 2015.