Transforming cities fund

The government’s £1.7bn Transforming Cities Fund aims to drive up productivity and prosperity through investment in public and sustainable transport in some the England's largest city regions. The Fund will be focused on intra-city connectivity, making it quicker and easier for people to get around and access jobs.

Some of the funding has already been allocated to Mayoral Combined Authorities including Manchester and Liverpool. The remaining £840m will be allocated by a competitive process to those city regions with the strongest case for investment over the four year period to 2022.

The government is looking to make a limited number of large investments to drive up connectivity to centres of employment. The first stage of the competition is seeking evidence of the case for investment, wider fit with other stakeholders and investment pots and the ambition of a city to improve certain routes. The Department for Transport will work with shortlisted city regions to develop packages of schemes which respond to and address their identified challenges.

Our application [pdf] was submitted on Friday 8 June 2018.

A date for announcing the successful bidders has not been set but is expected to be later in the year.