Transport investment contributing to improved air quality and bus reliability in West Yorkshire

10th July, 2017

At today’s meeting of West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s Transport Committee, Chair Cllr Keith Wakefield welcomed the progress that is being made through measures to improve local air quality.

In addition to approving almost £4m of investment in transport schemes across West Yorkshire, today’s meeting heard confirmation that the Combined Authority’s successful bid to the Government Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) Ultra Low Emission Taxi Scheme will result in 88 new electric vehicle charge points across West Yorkshire for dedicated use by taxis and private hire vehicles.

An allocation of £1.2m of Local Transport Plan Integrated Transport funding is being used to match the £1.98m secured through the OLEV bid.

Today’s Transport Committee also approved £3.98m of investment to upgrade Bus Station CCTV coverage to digital, deliver a new transport hub in Morley, develop a new Leeds City Region rail policy and strategy and West Yorkshire Local Transport Plan, improvements at Bradford Interchange and Huddersfield Bus Station, extend West Yorkshire’s cycling network and progress the Bus Hotspots programme.

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