Rapid Transit Systems: Bristol

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 16 November 2023.

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Photo of Stephen Morgan Stephen Morgan Shadow Minister (Defence) (Armed Forces and Defence Procurement), Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of Government support for a mass transit system in Bristol.

Photo of Guy Opperman Guy Opperman Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

Local authorities are primarily responsible for developing and assessing mass transit proposals, taking into account challenges and opportunities for local transport users as well as funding considerations.

Through Network North, the Government has earmarked significant additional funding for driving better connectivity within our towns and cities. The West of England Combined Authority’s second City Region Sustainable Transport Settlement (2027/28 to 2031/32) has been uplifted by £100 million, providing the region with a £752 million indicative allocation for the period.

City Region Sustainable Transport Settlements allow Combined Authorities to deliver transformative local transport projects based on local priorities. Combined Authorities may use this funding to deliver mass transit schemes proportionate to local need.

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