Connecting Leeds to invest £60m in public transport system
Local travel initiative Connecting Leeds is investing £60m into the city’s public transport services, roads and travel infrastructure as part of the council’s transport strategy.
The funds will be used to carry out extension and maintenance work on main roads across the city and develop park-and-ride facilities, with a focus on improving public transport links by reducing delays and traffic congestion.
Ongoing improvements are also being made to bus shelters throughout Leeds, with passengers already benefitting from 1,000 new real-time display screens and another 750 planned.
Leeds City Council executive member for transport, regeneration and planning, Cllr Richard Lewis, explained: “The aim of Connecting Leeds is to make public transport an attractive option that is reliable, quick, comfortable, and environmentally cleaner than the car.
“Whether it’s through the expansion of park and ride or our planned bus corridor improvements, we’re confident that we can get more people onto the bus.”
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