Combined Authority signs off £173m transport investment
Liverpool City Region Combined Authority has approved investment of £172m into public and sustainable transport across the City Region, including into stations, Mersey ferries, and cycling routes.
The funding was approved at a Combined Authority meeting on Friday. All of the 18 identified projects must still go through a full appraisal process, and not all will be successful in gaining funding.
Speaking about the schemes, Steve Rotheram, Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, said: “This ambitious £172.5m programme will help to drive economic growth that benefits everyone in our city region by dramatically improving sustainable transport across our city region.
“By making it easier for people to get around, and access jobs and opportunities, using public transport or by walking and cycling, we will boost prosperity, help our environment, and improve health and wellbeing.”
Projects to be supported through the Transporting Cities Fund must fall into three main themes: improving and expanding the public transport network to meet new areas of demand; improving the appeal of public transport; and improving health and wellbeing.