Wales has a new transport plan.
Schemes have been outlined for the next five years in the National Transport Finance delivery plan published yesterday.
Transport minister Mrs Edwina Hart said the programme will focus on delivery of schemes to improve road safety as well as relieving congestion on the A55 and M4 corridors, better air quality, lower energy and traffic noise.
Most of the schemes are underway or in the development stage and have been previously outlined.
Road and rail investment and integration of public services and ticketing are covered in the five-year plan and it wants to look ahead at a developed rail franchise and how it can be improved under Welsh Government control.
The Minister concluded her comments by saying, “There are exciting and challenging developments within the National Transport Finance Plan 2015 that take account of the powers Welsh Government already poses and will have to influence and improve transport across the whole of Wales.
“I am confident the investments over the Plan period will deliver a more integrated and sustainable transport system for all and support the Welsh economy to grow.”
Full details of the programme can be found on the weblink above and show most of the investments will be in the South East and North West corners of Wales.
Not included in the visual plan is investment in walking and cycling routes, rolling stock, variable speed limits on trunk roads and action to reduce motorcycle accidents in particular.
Again, many of these have already started but the plan expects measurable improvements over the next five years.