West Yorkshire: Public consultation on A64 highways proposals announced

Leeds City Council and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority have announced a period of public engagement for proposals to improve journeys on the A64. As part of the ongoing plans to transform bus travel, Leeds City Council, in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority , are showing proposals to improve bus, walking, wheeling and […]

Chancellor gets straight to work with mayors on growth mission

Yorkshire’s Mayors welcomed a “new dawn” for devolution after Tracy Brabin hosted talks with the Chancellor on the government’s growth mission in West Yorkshire today (11 July). The meeting, which included West Yorkshire Mayor Tracy Brabin, South Yorkshire Mayor Oliver Coppard and York and North Yorkshire Mayor David Skaith, was convened by the Chancellor Rachel […]

West Yorkshire Mayor takes buses back under public control

The Mayor of West Yorkshire Tracy Brabin has taken control of the buses in the biggest shake up to public transport in the region for decades.  In a landmark move, the Mayor Brabin decided to bring buses under local control through the franchising process – as recommended by the Combined Authority at its meeting in […]

Leeds-Bradford tram plan set out by West Yorkshire Mayor

Plans for a tram system running between Leeds and Bradford have been set out today, as the West Yorkshire Mayor Tracy Brabin aims to revolutionise the region’s transport network.  The proposals were published today ahead of the final Combined Authority meeting, ahead of May’s Mayoral election, of West Yorkshire’s leaders next week (March 14), which […]

West Yorkshire Combined Authority to pledge extra £73m towards tackling pothole problem

Proposals to invest more than £100 million in tackling potholes and making the region’s roads safer are expected to be approved by members of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority next week. As part of these funding commitments, more than £73 million will go towards tackling potholes by resurfacing hundreds of roads across West Yorkshire’s vast […]

West Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority appoints Simon Warburton to senior team

Simon Warburton will join the Combined Authority as Executive Director of Transport in May and will oversee activity across three transport directorates, bringing his experience of mass transit development and delivery, in addition to the case for bus franchising. In his current role as Director of Strategy at Transport for Greater Manchester, Simon has also […]

£75m Copper Bridge road scheme in West Yorkshire to move to the next stage

The A62 to Cooper Bridge Corridor Improvement Scheme, one of the biggest infrastructure projects planned in West Yorkshire, which will see major changes to a “pinch point” junction between Mirfield and Brighouse, has moved to the next stage of the approval process. At a meeting of West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s Place, Regeneration and Housing Committee on Tuesday, […]

£43m of sustainable transport schemes to be decided by West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Nearly £43m of sustainable transport schemes will go before a West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) committee next week. Members will be asked to progress three transport schemes at the WYCA’s Place, Regeneration and Housing Committee on Monday 7 February. The plans, reports Public Sector Executive include: *A £22.56m scheme (including £20.5m of WYCA funding) to […]

New walking and cycling improvements planned for York

The City of York Council and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority are proposing a series of walking, cycling and bus improvements along the Tadcaster Road which they hope will help provide “a more attractive, safer and convenient route for all”. The scheme will be funded by the Leeds City Region Transforming Cities Fund which aims […]


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