The Urban Transport Group has welcomed the first ever National Infrastructure Assessment, published by the National Infrastructure Commission, for offering what it called a “powerful endorsement” of the case for investing more in transport within cities.
The Assessment acknowledged that “cities are the priority for future transport investment” and called for devolved, long-term funding to give certainty to all cities.
Responding to the Assessment, Tobyn Hughes, Managing Director of Nexus and Chair of the Urban Transport Group, said:
“The National Infrastructure Assessment is a welcome and timely review of the UK’s long term infrastructure requirements, offering a powerful endorsement of the case we have been making for stable, long-term investment in - and devolved powers for - transport in cities.
“Its recognition that transport can support productivity, reduce congestion and improve quality of life in cities is absolutely right.
“In the run-up to the next Spending Review we look forward to continuing our dialogue with the Commission on how we can ensure all cities – not just those picked by Government - get the long term funding for the better urban transport they need.”