Bid to land £25m transport boost

Bid to land £25m transport boost

By Admin | 06/01/2012 0 comments

Bid to land £25m transport boost

A BID for almost £25 million of government funding has been made as part of efforts to further improve the South Yorkshire's public transport system.

New bus routes, highways improvements, traffic management systems, cycle routes and trials of electric vehicles all feature as part of a bid made by the South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive and local authorities in Rotherham, Sheffield, Doncaster and Barnsley.

The partnership believes that the cash—from the government’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund—would bring “carbon-friendly economic growth” to the region.

A similar application last June saw £5 million awarded to the region for a similar purpose.

News of the latest bid comes a fortnight after SYPTE, Sheffield City Council and Rotherham Borough Council were handed £19.4 million towards their £34 million Bus Rapid Transit Scheme.

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