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More joined-up thinking needed on transport funding say experts

The government must take a more 'joined-up approach' on transport and boost funding for schemes that cross local authority boundaries, an independent body advising the government on transport said this week.
The Commission for Integrated Transport urged the government to rewrite Public Service Agreement targets for local authorities to bring them more into line with other government departments.It also calls for 'strategic transport authorities for our larger conurbation areas' with powers equivalent to passenger transport executives (PTEs) already operating in Greater Manchester and Merseyside for example.But unlike PTEs, such an authority would also take responsibility for strategic highways management, traffic control, parking enforcement and taxi licensing.'Although much progress has been made by the government and the Department for Transport to ensure better integration and delivery of transport infrastructure, our work shows that there is still more to be done if we are to get possible delivery mechanisms in place at regional, sub-regional and local levels,' said commission member Garrett Emmerson.

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