Urban Transport Group welcomes National Infrastructure Commission call for long term stability for urban transport funding
The Urban Transport Group has welcomed the first ever National Infrastructure Assessment, published by the National Infrastructure Commission, for offering what it called a “powerful endorsement” of the case for investing more in transport within cities.
The Assessment acknowledged that “cities are the priority for future transport investment” and called for devolved, long-term funding to give certainty to all cities.
Responding to the Assessment, Tobyn Hughes, Managing Director of Nexus and Chair of the Urban Transport Group, said:
“The National Infrastructure Assessment is a welcome and timely review of the UK’s long term infrastructure requirements, offering a powerful endorsement of the case we have been making for stable, long-term investment in - and devolved powers for - transport in cities.
“Its recognition that transport can support productivity, reduce congestion and improve quality of life in cities is absolutely right.
“In the run-up to the next Spending Review we look forward to continuing our dialogue with the Commission on how we can ensure all cities – not just those picked by Government - get the long term funding for the better urban transport they need.”