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17 Dec 2014

An extensive programme of transport improvements for West Yorkshire and York has been agreed by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.

More than 30 projects including road improvements, rail line upgrades and more opportunities for park and ride are among the schemes to be undertaken under the West Yorkshire Plus Transport Fund, scheduled for completion by 2021.

All of the schemes in the programme have been devised and assessed for impact on unlocking economic benefits in terms of GVA created, employment and housing growth across the Leeds City Region with the potential to create an extra 20,000 jobs across the wider city region.

"This vital programme of transport development focuses on delivering benefits which transcend district boundaries. They will improve businesses to business and employees to businesses links, unlock areas for potential commercial and housing development and give companies and individuals better access to the strategic national transport network."

Councillor Peter Box, Chairman, West YOrkshire Combined Authority 

For more information on the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and the West Yorkshire Plus Transport Fund please click here.