The Northern Way was a unique initiative, which brought together partners across the North of England to work together to improve the economic performance of the North and re-balance the UK's economy. It was established in 2004 by the three Northern Regional Development Agencies - One North East, Yorkshire Forward and the North West Development Agency. With the wind-up of the Regional Development Agencies the Northern Way's activities came to a close at the end of March 2011.
From the outset, transport was a central theme for the Northern Way. The Northern Way established the Northern Way Transport Compact to provide advice on transport priorities at the pan-northern level linked to productivity. The Transport Compact led the development of the Northern Way's Transport Strategic Direction and Priorities as well as subsequent work.
The Northern Way Transport Compact: The Economic Case for Transport Investment in the North sets out the work of the Compact over the last five years and brings together the evidence that the Northern Way has developed.
Available through this website is the evidence base developed by the Northern Way Transport Compact.