- Momentum builds for better deal from the Spending Review –
- £2.5 billion of economic benefits for the city regions -
- Norman Baker welcomes valuable further evidence on bus benefits -
- New report shows congested regional cities losing out to rural areas and the London mega-region -
- National rail by far the biggest winner -
Funding for concessionary travel could lead to 75% cut in spending on other transport services in ten years’ time
New analysis of Treasury public spending figures reveals that spending on transport in London has now risen to £644 per head compared with £243 per head for the West Midlands and the North of England combined.
PTE bus powers reaffirmed
England's big city transport authorities today welcomed Norman Baker's decision to begin a process of devolving bus subsidies to local transport authorities.
David Brown, who leads on bus issues for pteg, said:
New public spending figures released by the Treasury show transport spend in London is now nearing triple the spend in the North of England and West Midlands.
New alliance makes case for big city transport investment
For the first time the evidence base for investing in urban transport has been brought together in a single website: www.transportworks.org.
New figures show transport spend in London is now close to triple the spend in the North of England and West Midlands.