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Local Transport Plans (LTPs) identify priorities for maintaining
and improving local transport systems, based on the needs and wants
of residents and organisations in the region, and put forward plans
for how they will be achieved. These improvements are then given
funding to be put into action.
West Yorkshire's LTP, which is being developed under the 'My
Journey' theme, aims to overcome the local-level challenges
highlighted by the City Region Strategy to improve transport
integration. These challenges include reducing greenhouse gases,
improving access to jobs, enhancing social inclusion and
encouraging the use of a wider range of travel choices.
'MyJourney' is being developed for the West Yorkshire Integrated
Transport Authority by a dedicated Metro team, working in
partnership with the county's five District Councils; Bradford,
Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield. Stakeholders from the
transport, regeneration, accessibility, health, education and
business sectors will also help shape the Plan.
Consultations with stakeholder groups and residents of West
Yorkshire will take place between now and March 2011, when the Plan
is due for publication. This will include working together with the
region's Local Strategic Partnerships on other strategies and
initiatives, and inviting members of the public to take part in
surveys, discussion forums, work shops and focus groups.
Leeds City Region is one of two pilot city regions announced in
this year's Budget. Its Summit, at the Harrogate International
Centre on Friday 27 November brought together leading businesses,
politicians and regional and national stakeholders to discuss its
pilot agenda to boost the city region's economy.