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Derby and Nottingham have received £161m for transport improvements – the only bid to receive the full amount requested from the Department of Transport.
This forms the second, major phase of the Government’s ‘Transforming Cities’ Fund, aimed at improving connections between major employment sites and promoting active travel and public transport.
Confirmed in the Chancellor’s Budget on Wednesday 11th March 2020, the new funding will have a major impact on connectivity between Derby and Nottingham, focusing on four main areas:
City centre connectivity
Better connecting Derby, Nottingham and East Midlands Airport
Derby growth corridors
Nottingham growth corridors
These schemes will build on the first phase of the scheme which saw £8m shared between the two cities to kick-start transport projects including: