24 Jan '13, 2pm

NEWS Devolved transport funding means kick-start for proposed West Yorkshire Plus Transport Fund

Metro Chairman Cllr James Lewis has welcomed the announcement by the Department for Transport (DfT) of £182.8m of devolved transport funding for West Yorkshire and York. “This indication that we are going to receive almost £183m over the next 10 years, as part of Leeds City Region City Deal arrangement, will enable us to make decisions about transport schemes at a local level and represents the start of the Government’s commitment to devolution on transport spending,” said Cllr Lewis. “It provides a kick-start for the proposed £1bn West Yorkshire Plus Transport Fund through which we will be able to use local knowledge and expertise to target transport spending where it is needed most across West Yorkshire and York, where it will have the greatest effect in terms of economic development and job creation. “We now need to see a similar move towards devolution of the rail syst...

Full article: http://www.wymetro.com/news/releases/130124kickstart

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