|The Partnership has a range of powers, including those to:
- Require funding from its member councils.
- Give grants and loans in order to implement the regional transport strategy.
- Borrow money for specific capital expenditure.
- Participate in Community Planning.
Regional transport partnerships were established to strengthen the planning and delivery of regional transport so that it better serves the needs of people and businesses. HITRANS brings together local authorities and other key stakeholders to take a strategic approach to transport in their area. HITRANS is, of course, only one of a number of organisations which determine transport provision in our area.