2024/15: Local Transport Improvements, Formal Council Questions and Responses - Friday, 31st May, 2024 10.00 am

No. Item


Question to the Cabinet Member for Assets and Infrastructure : 2024/15 - Local Transport Improvements


Councillor Fouweather asked:


Could the cabinet member tell me what proposals she has put forward and how much has Newport received?  


When can we expect to see these proposals implemented?


More than £100 million is being invested in improving public transport and encourage economic growth, the Cabinet Secretary for North Wales and Transport, Ken Skates has said. Wales’ 22 local authorities were invited to submit proposals to the Welsh Government for local transport improvements in their areas that will help to deliver the priorities and ambitions of Wales’ Transport Strategy - Llwybr Newydd. 

These include:    


§  Addressing disruptions to the highway network caused by severe weather

§  Improving road safety  

§  Delivering walking and cycling routes  

§  Improving bus journey times and waiting facilities   

§  Delivering publicly available EV charging infrastructure  

§  The substantial support, which is designed to help local councils to improve transport in their area, includes funding for Active Travel and Safe Routes, Road Safety, EV charging facilities, road resilience, local transport and unadopted roads.  



Councillor R Howells responded:


Total funding allocated for 2024/25 is £5,183,641.

This is awarded across the following schemes:

-         Active Travel Fund £2,046,005

-         Resilient Roads Fund £1,200,000

-         Road Safety Capital £411,500

-         Road Safety Revenue £86,000

-         20mph £272,000

-         Safe Routes in Communities £50,000

-         Ultra Low Emission Vehicle Transformation Fund £1,118,136

Allocations relate to 2024/25.