- Posted by: Mike Hedges MS
- Category: Press Releases
Mike Hedges AM welcomes £2.8 MILLION BOOST FOR LOCAL BUS TRAVEL
Welsh Labour’s Transport Secretary Ken Skates has announced a £2.8 million funding boost for the local transport network in Flintshire, Neath Port Talbot, Powys, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Swansea and Torfaen.
Mike Hedges AM said ‘I greatly welcome this investment in Bus Travel. Many of my constituents are reliant on busses and the extra investment in services in Swansea will be well received. It shows the commitment of the Wales Labour Government to public transport in Wales’
This year’s Local Transport Network Fund primarily focuses on improving bus reliability and reducing journey times by improving accessibility, congestion and integration between different modes of transport.
The funding will help a range of bus priority measures, junction improvements and technical solutions to further support the bus industry and widen the appeal of buses as an attractive, reliable mode of transport.
The projects which will receive funding from the 2017-18 Local Transport Network Fund are:
- £100,000 for developments for passenger growth on the B5129 strategic bus corridor in Flintshire.
- £617,000 for an integrated transport package in Neath Port Talbot.
- £425,000 for passenger enhancements on the TrawsCymru corridor through improved accessibility in Powys.
- £600,000 for improvements on the A4119 & A4059 bus corridor in Rhondda Cynon Taf.
- £1,000,000 for strategic bus corridors and public transport hubs in Swansea.
- £15,500 for junction improvements at Union Street / Broad Street in Abersychan.
The funds will be made available immediately to the local authorities involved in these projects.