Caerphilly County Borough Council is to receive £800k to fund transport improvements across the borough.
£250k of the money awarded is going to allow CCBC to deliver the next phase of the physical improvements to bus stop infrastructure across the borough, which will make them safer.
£125k will be used to deliver the Maesycwmmer Safer Routes In Communities (SRIC) scheme, which will be based around the primary school to ensure the children’s safety.
Further to the Caerphilly County Borough Council specific funding, as part of the Cardiff Capital Region (CCR) Transport Authority, the 10 local authorities under this area have been granted £5 million to improve transport links. From this, Caerphilly will benefit from £425k. £250k of this will go to the progression of the feasibility design study of the Metro Phase 1 at Caerphilly Interchange and £175k will go to the detailed design of Ystrad Mynach P&R for Metro Phase 2.
The aim for the Government’s Local Transport Grant funding is to deliver projects which will support economic priorities for jobs and growth, reduce unemployment, connect communities and encourage active and sustainable travel.
Cllr Sean Morgan, Deputy Leader of CCBC said, “We very much welcome this funding which will help deliver further improvements to our local public transport infrastructure, as well as safer routes for children.
“Caerphilly council submitted ambitious bids to enhance our bus stop facilities, to create safer routes in the community and for feasibility studies to improve local transport interchanges. These will all complement the significant investment that has benefitted the county borough over recent years.
“I’m proud of our ongoing track record in delivering a range of exciting and beneficial transport schemes and this latest grant funding package will allow us to build on our success to date.”