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By Sam Rkaina, Local Government Reporter / s.rkaina@bepp.co.uk

If local people want an Integrated Transport Authority for Greater Bristol the government will help them, Mr Cameron said.

The Prime Minister stopped short of openly backing the Evening Post campaign for an ITA – one body that could help bring the area’s transport network into the 21st century – during his visit to the city on Thursday.

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By Sam Rkaina, Local Government Reporter / s.rkaina@bepp.co.uk

THE derelict Royal Mail site by Temple Meads is “not a good advert for Bristol”, according to the Prime Minister.

David Cameron looked around the  land during a visit to the city to promote the government’s new Local Enterprise Zones.

He chose Bristol to confirm the approval of the scheme to encourage economic growth by giving businesses cheaper rates, more relaxed planning rules and fast internet connections.

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From the West of England Partnership

The four West of England Councils have joined forces to submit five bids to Government for funding for major transport improvements in the area.

The Cabinet and Executives of Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire have agreed that the bids should be submitted by the deadline of 9 September this year.

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By Sam Rkaina, Local Government Reporter

 

BRISTOL City Council’s flagship Ashton Vale to Temple Meads bendy bus route will not actually stop at the station, it has emerged.

The £50 million scheme is one of three rapid transit routes the council is finalising, ahead of submitting funding bids to government in September.

The idea is that the three routes will make life much easier for people who want to get from one end of the city to another.

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By Sam Rkaina and Dan Evans

 

FUNDING bids for three bendy bus schemes for Bristol have been given the city council’s backing, despite concerns from some campaigners.

Bristol City Council’s cabinet endorsed the proposals at a meeting last night, ahead of a final submission to the Government for funding in September.

The three routes are the £50 million Ashton Vale-to-Temple Meads scheme; the £102 million north fringe-to-Hengrove package and the £45 million south Bristol link.

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Tim Kent, executive member for transport on Bristol City Council, tells the Evening Post why,  despite widespread criticism of the idea, he believes the bus rapid transit network – known as the bendy-bus route – is the best hope for the city to have a fast, efficient public transport system

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Plans by the four Greater Bristol councils for Bristol’s rapid bendy-bus service have to be submitted to the Government by September.

But not everyone agrees that these so-called Bus Rapid Transport solutions are the right ones.

Here, transport campaigner PIP SHEARD argues that the bendy-bus routes will be neither rapid nor environmentally friendly.

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