19
March
2015
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00:00
Europe/London

Comment by Leader of Leeds City Council on Transport for the North update report


Leader of Leeds City Council Councillor Keith Wakefield has made the following comment on the Transport for the North update report being released today (Friday 20 March).



Leader of Leeds City Council Councillor Keith Wakefield said:



“It’s time to address the enormous disparity in transport funding compared to the south. Greater connectivity through transport is the key to unlocking the immense economic potential of Leeds and the north, and in turn helping to rebalance and boost the national economy. Leeds has joined with the other northern cities to share our local knowledge - we know what’s needed to boost economic growth and create jobs for people in our city and across the region, and will continue to work together to deliver the improvements we urgently need.



“What the people of Leeds and Yorkshire need to see now is not more strategies and options but for these announcements to be followed up with real money invested in real infrastructure with a clear timeline for when things will happen.”



The full report will be released at 11am at www.transportforthenorth.com



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