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Funding for Somerset transport infrastructure announced

11 September 2014
Campaign for Better Transport responds to the Government announcement of £2.8 million in transport infrastructure funding in advance of nuclear power plant construction

James MacColl, Head of Campaigns, Campaign for Better Transport, said:
"All developments should be part of a joined up transport plan like the one announced for Somerset. Investment in links between train stations and buses and in cycle routes gives people sustainable travel choices rather than increasing road congestion and air pollution. But if this ideal can be realized for development in one county, there should be government support for it to be realized in others too, and that means protecting and extending the Local Sustainable Transport Fund so that local authorities can implement their own schemes for greener door-to-door travel."


For further information please contact Chloë Darlington at Campaign for Better Transport, on 020 7566 6495 / 07984 773 468 or chloe.darlington@bettertransport.org.uk

Notes to Editors

1. Campaign for Better Transport is the UK's leading authority on sustainable transport. We champion transport solutions that improve people's lives and reduce environmental damage. Our campaigns push innovative, practical policies at local and national levels. Campaign for Better Transport Charitable Trust is a registered charity (1101929).

2. Government announcement of transport infrastructure funding around construction of nuclear power plant: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/28-million-to-prepare-roads-and-rail-...