CBI comments on Transport for the North blueprint for 2050

The CBI commented on Transport for the North’s (TfN) proposals for £70 billion worth of investment in northern infrastructure by 2050.

Matthew Fell, CBI chief UK policy director, said: “Transport for the North’s vision to improve vital transport infrastructure over the next few decades is a key milestone for the North of England, and the UK as a whole.

“The plans for better connections between the towns, cities and international gateways that will assist the North’s long-term growth reflect business priorities across the country.

“High quality and reliable infrastructure keeps the economy moving, drives growth, and has a tremendous impact on productivity. These plans will also create hundreds of thousands of new jobs, bringing new opportunities to communities.

“TfN’s vision shows what can be achieved when business and local political leaders work together in the best interests of their regions.”

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