Ministers pleased with hub progress

Ministers pleased with hub progress

Proposals to help drivers travelling to and from public transport hubs save money on petrol are working, a report suggests.

Following the publication of an action plan by the Department for Transport in 2013, public funds have been made available to allow people to choose greener ways of travelling to and from public transport hubs.

"The new year is an ideal time to join the increasing numbers of people who are choosing healthy, more environmentally-friendly methods of getting to work," Baroness Kramer, Transport Minister, said.

"Real life journeys on public transport tend to be more complicated than just a single trip on a train or three stops on the local bus. We want to make it as easy as possible for people to choose greener ways of getting between each mode of transport."

The project has already seen £14 million invested in two new state-of-the-art bus interchanges in Rochdale and Mansfield, as well as £14.5 million in cycle parking facilities at railway stations across the country, which has seen the number of cycle parking spaces double since 2010.

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