State of the Nation 2013: South West

ICE South West's SoN Transport briefing sheet highlights that the Government has identified poor transport infrastructure as one of the key barriers to inward investment and economic growth.

Transport infrastructure is an area in which the South West is struggling and therefore it needs to be urgently addressed.

The South West is the largest of the English regions, with the longest coastline. It is also a peninsula, a fact that is commonly remarked upon but frequently forgotten.

Internal interconnectivity within the region needs to be addressed, as there are poor interfaces between train, bus and air connections, discouraging use of public transport. These need to be more efficiently integrated.

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