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Regular news: Issue 592 16 Mar 2012

Major scheme reforms ‘costly and bureaucratic’

The DfT is being urged to rethink its plans to devolve major transport scheme funding amid claims that the proposed system will create an “unnecessary layer of bureaucracy and complexity”.

The Department is proposing to devolve the funding to the 38 local enterprise partnership (LEP) areas outside London from April 2015. Local transport bodies (LTBs) would be set up in each area to prioritise how the cash is spent. They could include the transport authorities, LEPs and districts in...

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