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Local Transport funding boost for the East Midlands

July 5, 2011 7:51 PM
Originally published by East Midlands Liberal Democrats

Across England, 39 projects have won funding as part of the first allocation from the Local Sustainable Transport Fund.

In Nottingham, £4925.00 was awarded for Nottingham Urban Area LSTF Key Component Bid (Key Component).

In Leicester, £4418.00 was awarded for Leicester - Fit for Business.

Commenting, Craig Day, Vice Chair for the East Midlands Liberal Democrats said:

"The funding from the Department of Transport will be a big boost for Leicester, Nottingham and the East Midlands.

"Too often people face little choice but to get in their cars and join the morning rush hour gridlock. We want to make it easier for people to leave the car at home and use convenient, green travel options.

"Not only will these transport projects boost the local economy, it will make the morning commute easier, safer and more sustainable."

Commenting further, Liberal Democrat Transport Minister, Norman Baker, said:

"I am delighted to be able to fund these excellent projects.

"All the winning schemes have one thing in common - they will help build strong local economies while addressing the urgent challenge of climate change.

"We have empowered local authorities to create packages of sustainable initiatives that are tailored for their local areas, and this is only the beginning - even more funding will be announced next summer following a second round of bids."