Jonathan Bray, Director of the Urban Transport Group, said:
‘Although we await details on how this new fund will work, we welcome the focus of this funding announcement on the importance of investing in transport in cities and city regions. Our urban economies are crucial to the success of the wider UK economy and if are urban economies are to grow in an inclusive and sustainable way then those economies need to be underpinned by modern and efficient transport networks. Transport networks that can get commuters into busy city centres, that can serve new housing and regeneration opportunities and that can provide much better connectivity within and between our major urban areas. We look forward to working with Government to ensure that this new funding focus on cities and city regions translates into improvements on the ground as soon as possible.'
For more information contact Jonathan Bray on 07818 041 485.