Peninsula Transport brings together the area’s five transport authorities to work directly with the Department for Transport on the strategic transport priorities for the region. It also involves both the Heart of the South West and Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnerships, alongside Highways England, Homes England and Network Rail.
The Board consists of the lead elected members for transport for each of the authorities Cllr Philip Desmonde (Cornwall Council), Cllr Andrea Davis (Devon County Council), Cllr Jonathan Drean (Plymouth City Council), Cllr John Woodman (Somerset County Council) and Cllr Mike Morey (Torbay Council).
Cllr Andrea Davis, Cabinet Member for Infrastructure, Development and Waste at Devon County Council is the chair with Cllr Jonathan Drean, Cabinet Member for Transport at Plymouth City Council, vice-chair. The chairmanship of Peninsula Transport will rotate each year. The Board will closely align its work with that of the Western Gateway Board which looks at transport priorities for the northern and eastern areas of the region.