Gloucestershire Local Transport Body hailed in report
2:31pm Saturday 12th October 2013 in News
THE Gloucestershire Local Transport Board (GLTB) has been ranked first out of 38 local transport bodies across England.
The local transport bodies were setup by the Government to devolve major transport project funding to local areas.
In a new report by Campaign for Better Transport, the Gloucestershire body was ranked highest when considering the processes followed and schemes chosen, the performance of promoting sustainability and how transparent their scheme selection processes have been so far.
The report praised the work of the GLTB, stating it had a good choice of schemes covering a range of modes and a pipeline of even more imaginative projects including canal transport.
“The process was transparent from the start, holding public events and inviting proposals from any organisation or individual, gaining the LTB top marks in this category,” it stated.
Gloucestershire County Cllr Vernon Smith, chairman of the Gloucestershire Local Transport Board, said he was delighted that the body’s work had received national recognition.
“It’s a testament to the hard work of all concerned in setting up the GLTB and shows how well the public sector is working with Gloucestershire’s Local Enterprise Partnership, which represents businesses across the county.”
“Improving the county’s transport infrastructure is a fundamental priority for the GLTB, to help drive economic growth.”
Further information about the work of the GLTB is available at www.gltb.org.uk
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