26 Sep '13, 6am

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Buses and

Our new report looks at the first decisions made by the Local Transport Bodies (LTBs), who are taking charge of local transport funding from 2015. As part of its drive to devolve power, the Government is letting these new partnerships decide how to prioritise local transport investment. For the first £900 million of funds they will distribute, each LTB had to submit a list of their priority transport projects to the Department for Transport by August 2013. We have now obtained these lists and - with the Campaign to Protect Rural England - analysed the projects chosen for funding. The results are very worrying. Download the full report here (pdf) What we found The LTBs have put forward £1.3 billion of spending plans. Of the 210 priority projects, 123 (59%) are road building and widening projects and these make up a large majority of planned spending. Other modes of transpor...

Full article: http://www.bettertransport.org.uk/ltbreport

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