Traffic- busting plan on track
CONGESTION- busting projects costing £ 43 million are set to be approved by the West Midlands Combined Authority.
The money from the Government’s Transforming Cities Fund would be used to support a range of road, rail, tram, bus and cycling projects. Grants of between £ 237,000 and £ 10 million were being put before the WMCA Board for approval today.
Councillor Roger Lawrence, WMCA portfolio holder for transport, said: “These are major transport projects and tackle notorious bottlenecks.
“These projects are all designed to keep the region moving.
“This investment in sustainable transport will benefit commuters, improve air quality and support the wider economic growth of the West Midlands.”
West Midlands Mayor Andy Street added: “Improving our transport network is a priority. So we have agreed to help fund ten projects from across the whole region.”