Wales’ economy and transport secretary Ken Skates has announced £2.8m local transport network funding to help boost bus travel.
Over a third will be spent on wide range improvements in the Swansea area as the city centre is redeveloped.
Flintshire, Neath Port Talbot, Powys, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Swansea and Torfaen will all see funding through this year’s Local Transport Network Fund, Economy Secretary Ken Skates has announced today.
This year’s funding primarily focuses on improving bus reliability and reducing journey times by improving accessibility, congestion and integration between modes of transport.
Economy and Infrastructure Secretary, Ken Skates said, “Today’s announcement includes funding for a range of proposed interventions including bus priority measures, junction improvements and technical based solutions to further support the bus industry and widen the appeal of buses as an attractive, reliable mode of transport.
“I look forward to seeing these projects underway at the earliest possible opportunity, with communities able to soon feel the benefits of the improvements.”
The projects funded:
£1,000,000 for Strategic Bus Corridors & Public Transport Hubs in Swansea
£617,000 for an Integrated Transport Package in Neath Port Talbot
£600,000 for A4119 & A4059 Bus Corridor Improvements in Rhondda Cynon Taf
£425,000 for TrawsCymru Corridor Passenger Enhancements through improved Accessibility in Powys
£100,000 for Developments for Passenger Growth on the B5129 strategic bus corridor
£15,500 for junction improvements at Union Street / Broad Street, Abersychan