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Transport and Infrastructure Committee

The Transport and Infrastructure Committee was established by the Combined Authority at its Board meeting on 25 July 2018. 

The Transport and Infrastructure Committee is made up of five members and the quorum of this meeting is two thirds of the total membership of the committee. 

The Chairman of the Committee is Mayor James Palmer. 

The Committees terms of reference can be found here.

Members of the Committee 

  • Mayor James Palmer (Chairman) and Portfolio Holder for Transport
  • Councillor Ian Bates - Cambridgeshire County Council 
  • Councillor Peter Hiller - Peterborough City Council 
  • Councillor Lewis Herbert - Cambridge City Council 
  • Councillor Chris Seaton - Fenland District Council 


  • Councillor Charles Roberts - (Deputy Mayor), East Cambridgeshire District Council 
  • Councillor Roger Hickford - Cambridgeshire County Council 
  • Councillor John Holdich - Peterborough City Council 
  • Councillor Aiden Van de Weyer - South Cambridgeshire District Council 
  • Councillor David Oliver - Fenland District Council

Mayor James Palmer welcomes ‘single route approach’ as significant step forward in accelerating plan to fully dual A47 in Cambridgeshire

1 November 2018
Mayor James Palmer has described the Combined Authority Board’s approval of a comprehensive, single route approach to dualling the whole of the A47 in Cambridgeshire as a significant step forward in the long wait for the road to be upgraded.

‘It’s about delivering for people’: Mayor James Palmer welcomes Ely Southern Bypass opening

1 November 2018
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Mayor James Palmer has hailed the opening of Ely Southern Bypass, describing it as a significant boost to residents and the economy of East Cambridgeshire and beyond, after years of suffering the effects of delays and congestion on the busy A142 route.

Mayor James Palmer and Greater Cambridge Partnership welcome agreement to deliver first phase of CAM Metro

31 October 2018
The development of the A428 Cambourne to Cambridge transport corridor can now move forward at pace after the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority Board agreed to a series of findings from a review which will see it transform from an original guided busway scheme into the first phase of a wider Cambridgeshire Metro system.

Village bus service saved

17 October 2018
A village bus service that was due to cease running from November has been saved thanks to a £10,000 grant with the cost shared equally between Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority and South Cambridgeshire District Council.

Mayor James Palmer steps in to save two vital market town bus services

20 September 2018
Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough James Palmer has stepped in to prevent the loss of two 'vital' town centre bus routes serving St Neots. 

Mayor welcomes £4m funding boost to future proof fibre networks

14 March 2018
The Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough has welcomed the Chancellor's commitment to provide up to £4m Government funding to help to bring full fibre broadband connectivity - capable of gigabit speeds of over 1000Mbps – to Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

Cambridge autonomous metro moves one step further

31 January 2018
Cambridgeshire is one step closer to having an autonomous metro system now that the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority have given the go ahead for the next stage of development at today's Board meeting.

Transport Secretary visits Queen Adelaide to discuss proposed works to Ely North junction

11 January 2018
Today (11/01/2017) the Secretary of State for Transport, the Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP, visited Queen Adelaide to discuss the proposed works to Ely North junction.The busy junction sees five railway lines intersect to connect Norwich and King's Lynn to Cambridge, Cambridge to London and Ipswich to the Midlands.

Multi-million pound transport projects show commitment to UK's new Silicon Valley

7 August 2017
Cambridge’s newest rail station is already helping to speed up journeys for commuters into and out of the city less than two months after opening.

Future transport options for Greater Cambridge to be explored

27 July 2017
An independent review of overground and underground transport options for the Greater Cambridge area has been given the green light by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority and the Greater Cambridge Partnership.

Local Transport Plan work given the green light

26 July 2017
Funding to create a new Local Transport Plan for the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority (CPCA) has been given the green light today (Wednesday 26th July).

Multi-million pound bid to develop Garden Town plan

22 June 2017
Ambitious plans to regenerate Wisbech with 10,000-12,000 homes over the next 40 years could move forward next week, if a £6.4 million funding bid is approved.

Transport Committee Meeting 10th October 2018

10 October 2018

Agenda and Reports (1,544kb)Item 2.1 Appendix 2 (559KB)