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£78 million for local transport projects in Wales
Welsh Transport Secretary Ken Skates has announced £78 million of additional funding for local transport projects in Wales as part of the Local Transport Fund.
Broken down into £26 million instalments over the next three financial years, the funding will see all 22 local authorities in Wales who made bids for funding to the Welsh Government, with a total of 82 applications totalling £34 million, receive an allocation from the additional in-year funding.
Among the successful projects to receive funding are the installation of electric car charging facilities in Pembrokeshire, a street cycle hire programme and an Active Travel to schools initiative in Cardiff, Abergavenny town centre walking and cycling improvements in Monmouthshire and the Gaerwen Park & Share on the Isle of Anglesey.
Skates said: “I’m delighted that a host of transport projects across Wales will be allocated funding from the Local Transport Fund. These schemes have the potential to make a massive difference to people’s everyday lives, with improvements to transport networks, infrastructure and cycle lanes making it easier to choose active and sustainable travel.
“These projects support our ambitions to provide a modern and connected transport infrastructure, whilst further boosting our efforts to encourage healthy and active lifestyles. This funding could also prove a shot in the arm to the Welsh economy by making it easier for people to travel for both business and leisure.”