English city regions to get £7bn for public transport – TransportXtra
Chancellor will support train, tram, bus and cycle projects in Budget
Nearly £7bn will be allocated to urban transport around England in next week’s Autumn Budget and Spending Review.
England’s city regions will receive a total of about £5.7bn in sustainable transport funding, with a further £1.2bn being invested in bus services.
However, only about £1.5bn of the transport funding appears to be new money. Some £4.2bn was previously announced in 2019 for cities, while the bus grants will be coming from a £3bn fund promised by prime minister Boris Johnson last year.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak said: “Great cities need great transport and that is why we’re investing billions to improve connections in our city regions as we level up opportunities across the country.