LGA responds to Centre for Cities report on transport investment

“To help do this, we would like to see the Government in next week’s Budget provide all councils with stable, devolved infrastructure and public transport budgets – ensuring a funding allocation in advance for five years, which would enable them to deliver infrastructure improvements that allow people to move around in less carbon intensive and more sustainable ways."


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Responding to a report by the Centre for Cities, which calls for the upcoming Budget to target transport and infrastructure spending in places that are already experiencing congestion due to economic growth, Cllr David Renard, the Local Government Association’s transport spokesman, said:
 
“Councils want to play a leading role in improving our local infrastructure.
 
“To help do this, we would like to see the Government in next week’s Budget provide all councils with stable, devolved infrastructure and public transport budgets – ensuring a funding allocation in advance for five years, which would enable them to deliver infrastructure improvements that allow people to move around in less carbon intensive and more sustainable ways.
 
“This will help reduce congestion and enable the creation of safe and attractive public transport networks.”