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Transport Innovation Fund

Volume 491: debated on Thursday 30 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what allocations were made from the Transport Innovation Fund budget in financial year 2008-09; and how much was allocated to each project; (272088)

(2) what allocations were made from the Transport Innovation Fund budget for financial year 2009-10; and how much was allocated to each project;

(3) whether any unallocated monies from the Transport Innovation Fund budget for financial year 2008-09 will be brought forward to the Fund's budget for financial year 2009-10.

Two programmes related to local congestion and productivity are currently supported by the Transport Innovation Fund.

Under the congestion TIF programme, Ministers have announced that up to £200 million a year is available for local authority schemes to tackle congestion that include an element of demand management. Programme Entry was awarded to the Greater Manchester TIF proposals in June 2008 which included an allocation of £20 million for development costs in 2008-09. In addition pump priming funds were allocated to areas looking at the nature of their congestion problem, the role of demand management in addressing it and whether to make a bid for TIF funding.

Under the productivity TIF programme, resources have been allocated to measures to improve the capacity and resilience of the strategic national freight distribution networks, hence supporting international trade and competitiveness, and to measures to make the most of capacity at key pressure points on the strategic networks, thus improving mobility for business and freight users. In addition, the Department for Transport's contributions to the Crossrail project will be supported by the fund.

Unallocated support may be taken into account in deciding future years’ allocations. Allocations made under the productivity TIF programme are as follows:

Productivity TIF schemes

£ million

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

Total

Gospel Oak / Barking

18.5

18.5

Humber Ports

1.0

3.0

2.0

6.0

Peterborough/Nuneaton

20.0

30.0

30.0

80.0

Southampton/Birmingham

15.0

27.8

42.8

Olive Mount Chord

0.8

0.9

1.7

Rail freight schemes

55.3

61.7

32.0

149.0

Birmingham box—gross cost

40.7

76.3

31.6

148.6

A14—gross cost

10.0

66.8

11.9

88.7

HA contribution to schemes

-20.6

-4.9

-25.5

Highways Agency traffic management schemes

50.7

122.5

38.6

211.8

Total PTIF

106.0

184.2

70.6

360.8