Millions to be available for transport

Daily Echo: Millions to be available for transport Millions to be available for transport

MILLIONS of pounds of funding for transport in Southampton and Hampshire could soon be available.

The city council’s Cabinet has voted to sign up for a local transport body (LTB) agreement for the Solent area.

The agreement will see the council working alongside other authorities in the region to bid for funding.

An estimated £29 million is expected to be made available by the Department for Transport (DfT) for transport improvements in the Solent area from 2015-19.

The agreement will be sent to the DfT for final approval later this year.

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6:11am Tue 26 Feb 13

downfader says...

In what way? Building more new roads we cant look after or actually repairing the ones we have?
In what way? Building more new roads we cant look after or actually repairing the ones we have? downfader
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8:24am Tue 26 Feb 13

Northamboy says...

downfader wrote:
In what way? Building more new roads we cant look after or actually repairing the ones we have?
Neither, just more traffic lights and bike lanes!
[quote][p][bold]downfader[/bold] wrote: In what way? Building more new roads we cant look after or actually repairing the ones we have?[/p][/quote]Neither, just more traffic lights and bike lanes! Northamboy
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8:28am Tue 26 Feb 13

angelleb says...

Over the course of 13 years Labour employed ever increasing armies of bureaucrats and administrators into local and central government in a bid to reduce unemployment (to make themselves look good).

But they are hoping that people don't realise that the public sector doesn't earn money for the country - it helps bring investment in by providing an infrastructure (by educating future workers with the skills needed by industry, providing transport infrastructure to move goods and workers, providing healthcare so we have a healthier and more productive workforce, etc.) but it doesn't produce goods and services to sell abroad which is what helps the country pay its way in the world.

It is a vital partner to the private sector a bit like a house-wife/house-hus
band it keeps the house in order and looks after the kids so that the earning partner can go out to work.

In a way the tax collected from public sector employment is simply recycling money through the system - public sector workers are paid out of the taxes from private sector (any tax collected from public sector incomes is just a re-circulation of money).

The bigger the public sector the more taxes you need to pay for it from private sector workers and the more you tax private sector workers the more wages they will need to make up for the shortfall in their wages. This deters companies from setting up in this country because they always look at the bottom line which is in a large part determined by labour costs.

So the size of the public sector needs to be a fraction of the size of the private sector which ultimately funds it (directly and indirectly) and to simply increase the size of the bureaucracy in the public sector is a complete waste of the finite resource.

We have approximately 6 million public sector workers in this country but no one can add up the front line workers up to more than 1.5 million. So for every front line public sector worker there are 3 bureaucrats???

New Labour had the opportunity to employ more doctors and nurses to improve healthcare but instead of increasing the size of NHS administration to mind boggling levels. They could have increased the number of police officers to reduce crime but instead they swamped officers with red tape so they are stuck behind a desk filling forms.

They had the opportunity to increase road and rail projects to reduce congestion on our overburdened transport infrastructure but they chose to spend billions going to war in Iraq. They could have increased the number of teachers to give us a better educated and skilled work force and increase the wealth of this country but instead they increased welfare to a level at which some families got more money to stay at home.

The conservatives had the opportunity to right some of the wrongs but they ended up cutting front line jobs as well as the paper pushers. All the time the public debt level keeps rising and future tax payers are going to have pay the price for this recklessly unbalanced economy. Why do we keep voting for these idiots?
Over the course of 13 years Labour employed ever increasing armies of bureaucrats and administrators into local and central government in a bid to reduce unemployment (to make themselves look good). But they are hoping that people don't realise that the public sector doesn't earn money for the country - it helps bring investment in by providing an infrastructure (by educating future workers with the skills needed by industry, providing transport infrastructure to move goods and workers, providing healthcare so we have a healthier and more productive workforce, etc.) but it doesn't produce goods and services to sell abroad which is what helps the country pay its way in the world. It is a vital partner to the private sector a bit like a house-wife/house-hus band it keeps the house in order and looks after the kids so that the earning partner can go out to work. In a way the tax collected from public sector employment is simply recycling money through the system - public sector workers are paid out of the taxes from private sector (any tax collected from public sector incomes is just a re-circulation of money). The bigger the public sector the more taxes you need to pay for it from private sector workers and the more you tax private sector workers the more wages they will need to make up for the shortfall in their wages. This deters companies from setting up in this country because they always look at the bottom line which is in a large part determined by labour costs. So the size of the public sector needs to be a fraction of the size of the private sector which ultimately funds it (directly and indirectly) and to simply increase the size of the bureaucracy in the public sector is a complete waste of the finite resource. We have approximately 6 million public sector workers in this country but no one can add up the front line workers up to more than 1.5 million. So for every front line public sector worker there are 3 bureaucrats??? New Labour had the opportunity to employ more doctors and nurses to improve healthcare but instead of increasing the size of NHS administration to mind boggling levels. They could have increased the number of police officers to reduce crime but instead they swamped officers with red tape so they are stuck behind a desk filling forms. They had the opportunity to increase road and rail projects to reduce congestion on our overburdened transport infrastructure but they chose to spend billions going to war in Iraq. They could have increased the number of teachers to give us a better educated and skilled work force and increase the wealth of this country but instead they increased welfare to a level at which some families got more money to stay at home. The conservatives had the opportunity to right some of the wrongs but they ended up cutting front line jobs as well as the paper pushers. All the time the public debt level keeps rising and future tax payers are going to have pay the price for this recklessly unbalanced economy. Why do we keep voting for these idiots? angelleb
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8:54am Tue 26 Feb 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Their is little doubt any money received will be wasted with ruthless efficiency.
Their is little doubt any money received will be wasted with ruthless efficiency. OSPREYSAINT
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10:46am Tue 26 Feb 13

allison.luella says...

hOW ABOUT REINSTATING THE BUS ROUTES THAT fIRST BUSES HAVE STOPPED IN SOUTHAMPTON!
hOW ABOUT REINSTATING THE BUS ROUTES THAT fIRST BUSES HAVE STOPPED IN SOUTHAMPTON! allison.luella
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12:15pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Zeo says...

Millions given to SCC Transport - 95% spent on what to do with it 5% spent on a 10ft cycle lane that goes no where...

* Reopen the line for Northam and Waterfront.
* Reopen Nursling Station.
* Express Tram Line between Lordshill - Maybush - Shirley & City Center, it's wide enough. Could also do one between City - Bittern - Thornhill/Hightown.

I'll keep dreaming anyway...
Millions given to SCC Transport - 95% spent on what to do with it 5% spent on a 10ft cycle lane that goes no where... * Reopen the line for Northam and Waterfront. * Reopen Nursling Station. * Express Tram Line between Lordshill - Maybush - Shirley & City Center, it's wide enough. Could also do one between City - Bittern - Thornhill/Hightown. I'll keep dreaming anyway... Zeo
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