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Regular news: Issue 576 29 Jul 2011

Greater Bristol councils offer 40% funding for major transport schemes

Major Schemes

Andrew Forster

Local authorities in the Greater Bristol conurbation are offering to raise more than 40% of the costs of their major transport projects locally in the hope that this will persuade ministers to back the schemes.

The authorities are pledging a local contribution of £88m – or 42% – towards the £212m estimated cost of four schemes: Ashton Vale to Bristol city centre bus rapid transit; North Fringe to Hengrove bus rapid transit; South Bristol Link road and associated rapid...

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