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Road Traffic: Tyne and Wear

Volume 502: debated on Monday 7 December 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport with reference to the answer of 27 January 2009, Official Report, column 303W, on Road Traffic: Tyne and Wear and of 4 November 2009, Official Report, column 250W, on Transport: Tyne and Wear, when he expects to receive the report of the Tyne and Wear Transport Innovation Fund's work and outcomes; and if he will place a copy in the Library. (303442)

[holding answer 2 December 2009]: Tyne and Wear received pump priming funding from the Department's Transport Innovation Fund (TIF).

While the Department discussed with Tyne and Wear authorities the option for providing further resources for the completion of a formal report on the outputs, it was concluded that a business case for TIF funding was unlikely to be supported.

The Department has continued to work with the authorities in making full use of the outputs, including the Tyne and Wear model, an Urban Traffic Management Control system and Smarter Choices initiatives. These outcomes have informed the development of the Tyne and Wear authorities' transport policies, including Local Transport Plans and will inform the development of proposals resulting from the recently announced Delivering a Sustainable Transport System (DaSTS) Study.

Further details are available on Tyne and Wear's People in Motion website at: