Welsh government funding to improve public transport

More than £100 million will be invested in Welsh public transport, the Cabinet Secretary for North Wales and transport, Ken Skates has said.

The 22 local authorities in Wales were to the Welsh Government for local transport improvements in their areas that will help to deliver the priorities and ambitions of Wales’ Transport Strategy - Llwybr Newydd.

Improvements could include: addressing disruptions to the highway network caused by severe weather; improving road safety; delivering walking and cycling routes; improving bus journey times and waiting facilities; and delivering publicly available electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

Projects that will benefit from the funding include improvements to walking and cycling connections to Llandudno station, funding for the Haverfordwest bus interchange, investment in route safety in Llanidloes and support for bus corridors in Cardiff.  

Ken Skates said: “These grants are a substantial investment to support sustainable local economic growth, enhance public transport facilities and create and improve routes that will enable and encourage more people in Wales to walk, wheel and cycle.  

“These projects are prime examples of the practical solutions we have asked local authorities to design in order to make it easier for residents to connect with their places of employment and businesses, and to do so more sustainably.”   

 

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