Sheffield City Region Transforming Cities Fund Bid – Tranche Two
Ambitious proposals for the future of the region’s transport network have been submitted to the Government.
We were one of 12 shortlisted areas invited by Government to develop a business case for the Transforming Cities Fund (TCF), which was submitted to the Department for Transport (DfT) at the end of November 2019. It is expected that we will hear back from the DfT in March 2020.
The bid, for up to £220m in funding, focuses on better connecting residents to jobs and services and would making significant improvements across rail, public transport and active travel schemes.
The aim of the funding is to:
- reduce journey times,
- cut congestion,
- improve punctuality and reliability,
- and bring about a wide range of benefits associated with active travel, such as improved health and wellbeing.
The Mayor has detailed in his Transport Vision how he wants to develop a transport system that is fit for the 21st century and works for everyone across the region.
At the heart of this vision are improved walking and cycling routes, improved public transport, connectivity and reduced journey times.