The latest news from the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority:
Lord Robert Mair CBE, a renowned civil engineer recognised internationally as an authority on major infrastructure projects involving tunnelling, has been recommended for the role of chair of the delivery company for the Cambridgeshire Autonomous Metro (CAM).
As we usher in a new season, it is great to see so many of us have returned to the office and children to school.
Simon Wright OBE, a civil engineer and senior executive with more than 40 years’ experience delivering multi-billion pound infrastructure programmes, has been appointed to support the development of the Cambridgeshire Autonomous Metro (CAM).
One of the greatest conveniences of the modern world is public transport - and making it more available, more accessible, more reliable, more climate-friendly, more joined-up, and more affordable is high on my agenda as leader of the Combined Authority.
Mayor James Palmer tours Cambridge City and St Ives with Stagecoach to see extra steps in place to ensure safe bus travel
A public consultation on how best to improve the future vitality of March will be ‘going virtual’ thanks to an innovation being used by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority to adapt to coronavirus safety measures.Local people are being invited to step into an online virtual consultation room to take part in the March Area Transport Study (MATS).
Plans for the innovative Cambridgeshire Autonomous Metro or CAM, linking the towns and villages of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough through tunnels under Cambridge city centre and its employment zones, jumped closer today with the launch of a stakeholder consultation on a draft policy framework for the whole 140 kilometre network, running from St Neots to Mildenhall and from Alconbury to Haverhill.
The final public exhibition to display plans for the Cambridgeshire Autonomous Metro (CAM) has been cancelled in accordance with government guidance to limit public events, the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority has announced.
CorrectionAt the meeting of the Combined Authority’s Transport and Infrastructure Committee this morning two members of the public attended to exercise their right to ask questions of Mayor James Palmer. Both questions related to the Cambridge to Cambourne Busway.In responding to the second question the Mayor gave the answer intended for the first question and vice versa. It has therefore been reported on social media that the Mayor answered the question: Can the mayor assure us that the GCPs preferred route will be confined to the scrap heap and that the Combined Authority will take a fresh look at the needs of current and future residents of West Cambridge?With YesThis was an accurate report of what was said but does not reflect the Mayor’s position on the issue. The Mayor’s position on the GCP’s preferred route was set out in response to first public question, to which he responded: As outlined in paper we are proposing that we should introduce a strategy for the whole CAM network that will allow us to assess how far the route to the West of Cambridge needs to be reconsidered including the need to take into account the recent announcement around the alignment of East-West Rail which I think is a significant development of which you are aware. It is important that the two schemes genuinely complement each other and maximise the benefits to the people of Cambridgeshire by provision of a genuine, integrated public transport network. It is also necessary that individual components of the CAM network should be fully integrated into the overall vision of the metro and I think, just to expand on that a little bit, and this is no fault of the Greater Cambridge Partnership, but their remit is South Cambs and the City. My job is to try and deliver an integrated public transport system for Cambridgeshire and a little bit like we say about East-West Rail – Cambridge is not a bookend well nor is Cambourne a bookend and we have to look to the wider route and I think it is very important that we do. Clarification of Question and AnswersQuestion 1Will the Combined Authority undertake to listen to the views of the Local Liaison Forum and residents in the villages affected when planning short term public transport improvements between Cambourne and key employment sites in Cambridge?Intended AnswerYesQuestion 2Residents of West Cambridge cautiously welcome your 28th February statement regarding the C2C busway on the Combined Authorities website.
Thousands of residents across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough have responded to an open survey of its bus services, with just under one week left to go.The public survey on the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough bus network is currently live and will close on 15th December. So far nearly 4,000 people have responded...