A new transport strategy could be the key to unlocking road and rail improvements across Cumbria, says the county’s Chamber of Commerce.
Transport for the North’s Strategic Transport Plan is a 170-page blueprint for transport schemes across the north of England over the next 30 years.
It's hoped that this will provide backing for plans to reopen the A595 between Carlisle and Sellafield, opening up new job opportunities for people in those areas.
The Chamber of Commerce also stated that the strategy might strengthen the case to reopen the railway between Penrith and Keswick.
The plan also talks about investments to improve access to key visitor attractions such as the Lake District.