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Welsh Government allocates £15m for transport improvements

Tuesday 20th May 2014

The Welsh Government has announced £15.4m funding for 41 capital projects across Wales to improve public transport, roads and walking and cycling facilities.

The money has been allocated from the Local Transport Fund to projects that will “help deliver economic benefits and promote cycling and walking” through development of route maps under the Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013.

Edwina Hart, transport minister, said: “I indicated to local authorities their proposals should support jobs and economic growth, reduce economic inactivity and encourage healthier and sustainable travel. There was also a requirement for their schemes to improve the quality of life particularly those living in disadvantaged communities.

“I have been encouraged with the response from all the local authorities and with the proposals put forward.

“This money will be used to improve public transport, walking and cycling facilities and traffic flows in communities across Wales.

“The projects selected will support the Welsh Government’s priorities for jobs and growth, by improving access to Enterprise Zones, and improving public transport to employment sites.

“Others will improve access to key facilities and services for those living in disadvantaged areas, and some will encourage active travel and reduce reliance on the car for journeys in the community.”

 

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