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LIB DEM MPs WELCOME £32M INVESTMENT IN GREATER MANCHESTER TRANSPORT

June 28, 2012 10:22 AM

Cheadle MP Mark Hunter, Hazel Grove MP Andrew Stunell and Withington MP John Leech have all welcomed today's announcement that Lib Dem Transport Minister Norman Baker has approved £32.4m worth of funding for the Transport for Greater Manchester "Let's get to work" project.

The cash boost, which is part of the Coalition Government's "Sustainable Transport Fund", will see improvements in cycling and walking initiatives, as well as traffic management improvements, smart ticketing and targeted community transport schemes right across the Greater Manchester conurbation.

Commenting, Cheadle MP Mark Hunter said:

"This extra funding from the Coalition Government is welcome news for commuters and once again shows a commitment to developing and promoting sustainable transport across the country.

Commenting, Hazel Grove MP Andrew Stunell said:

"This is a welcome cash boost that will help deliver locally-led green growth across Greater Manchester, and help to ensure we have a transport system fit for the 21st Century."

Commenting, Manchester Withington MP John Leech said:

"This is a great show of commitment from the Coalition Government to help people get to work in a green and sustainable fashion, I am looking forward to seeing the results take effect throughout South Manchester and the rest of Greater Manchester."