In May 2017, a Mayor was directly-elected and the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority (CPCA) was formed as part of the devolution deal agreed with Central Government. The CPCA now has the strategic transport powers and is the Local Transport Authority for the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough area. The Mayor sets the overall transport strategy for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, called the Local Transport Plan.
These responsibilities formerly sat with Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council. Cambridgeshire County Council’s now superseded Local Transport Plan, the Long Term Transport Strategy and the relationship between transport policies can be viewed below.
While a new CPCA Local Transport Plan is being prepared for the CPCA area, an interim document – an amalgamation of Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council’s Local Transport Plans – was adopted by the CPCA in June 2017 as single plan for the whole area.