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Green transport schemes to receive £440 million 11.07.14

Sustainable transport funding for communities across the country

Transport Minister Baroness Kramer has announced a £440 million investment boost for green transportation, including £64 million of government funding.

Baroness Kramer said “We want more people to choose to travel in a way that cuts congestion and carbon, delivering economic and environmental benefits.”

“This funding will make that choice easier for millions of people across the country, delivering new sustainable transport schemes throughout England.”

In order to be chosen for the funding programme, projects had to demonstrate an ability to bring environmental, health or economic benefits to communities across England. Schemes included in the proposal improved infrastructure for cyclists and pedestrians, better bus journeys and new and upgraded transport interchanges.

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