Transport for Greater Bristol (TfGB) have welcomed the new initiative set out by Philp Hammond, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, in his Spring Statement 2018 on the 13th March.
After the £80 million which went to WECA in 2017, he invited Cities such as Bristol to compete for a further £860 million to remove weaknesses in City transport schemes with the aim of improving productivity and raising living standards.
Martin Garrett, TfGB’s Chair told us, ‘We are really ready for this. No-one can seriously doubt that Bristol and the surrounding area do not need help with the frequent delays, gridlock and cancelled transport.’
Martin added, ‘You need to also see this in conjunction with the total fiasco over the Temple Meads improvements – which aren’t in place nor likely to be soon – and worsening air quality.’
TfGB has pledged to help Bristol with a bid and have written to the Mayor offering to put all is members behind such a bid and will assist in any way they can.
‘Let’s work together to ensure the Labour Mayor fulfils his manifesto promises, improves local transport for ALL citizens, and gets Bristol moving.