The Labour former city council leader has taken over from Conservative deputy mayor ahead of an extraordinary meeting of the Combined Authority today.
The chief executive of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority has quit after being in the post for less than a year.
The body is tasked with doubling the size of the local economy, accelerating house building and delivering outstanding transport links.
A consultation on how Cambridge’s road hierarchy could change has been approved – but questions remain over public transport improvements.
Cambridgeshire County Council leader Lucy Nethsingha warned that her “huge concern and it’s growing” was the Combined Authority was in the spotlight.
Leader of Cambridgeshire County Council Lucy Nethsingha also revealed that funding for the Ox-Cam Arc has been “dramatically scaled back”.
The Combined Authority has agreed to pay £2.7m towards it.
South Cambridgeshire MP Anthony Browne is seeking opinions on the Greater Cambridge Partnership scheme ahead of a potential confirmatory vote.
Improving bus services was ranked the highest priority for people living in all Cambridgeshire districts – apart from Cambridge – in a survey.
The Combined Authority’s transport and infrastructure committee voted to recommend £2m of Department for Transport funding be released for work.
Residents will also be asked to consider road charging measure options to fund the improved public transport network in the future.
Restrictions for private motor vehicles in six areas of Cambridge are set to remain after they were supported by the Greater Cambridge Partnership.
Public asked for views on congestion charge, transport and 20 years of house-building.
The public will be asked to have its say on the measures in the coming weeks.
A decision is set to be made over whether to progress with plans for a package of public transport improvements and how they might be funded.
Cambridgeshire mayor Dr Nik Johnson has given his backing to closing Mill Road Bridge to traffic again.
The submission to the Department for Transport’s zero emission buses regional area scheme could help fund 30 new electric buses if successful.
The funds will help secure the construction of 1,188 affordable homes across Cambridge and Peterborough through 18 schemes.