It's great news for our region.
Arlen Pettitt, policy adviser, North East England Chamber of Commerce said: “Lord Callanan is a great ambassador for our region and knows our transport priorities inside out from personal experience as well as from a policy perspective. It is vital we get the investment we need to improve our transport connections and infrastructure, so his new role is great news for our region. We congratulate him on being appointed as a transport minister and wish him every success. The Chamber looks forward to an opportunity to work with him in the near future.”