As part of the Government’s Industrial Strategy and the National Productivity Investment Fund, the £1.7bn Transforming Cities Fund aims to drive up productivity and spread prosperity through investment in infrastructure to improve public and sustainable transport connectivity between urban centres and suburbs, in some of England's largest cities.
Derby City Council, along with Nottingham City Council, successfully received more than £8m of funding, following their successful bid to the Department for Transport, in January this year. The bid included measures to improve public transport, reduce congestion and better connect the two cities. As well as improving links between the two cities, schemes will use new technology to support connections to employment sites and other areas of growth, while enhancing the experience for public transport passengers and upgrading facilities for walkers and cyclists.
A further joint outline business case between both Councils has been submitted for Phase two of the fund, for up to £188m of funding to improve public transport, reduce congestion and better connect the two cities.
Proposed projects include:
The full business case will be submitted in November 2019.