Priti calls for new road and rail investment

Priti calls for new road and rail investment

Published: 27th February 2018 - 5:10 pm Category: General News

Witham MP Priti Patel has called for investment in the A12, A120 and Great Eastern Main Line to support economic growth and job creation. Speaking during a debate on transport budgets in the House of Commons, Priti highlighted the billions of pounds of additional value that could be added to the economy of Essex and East Anglia by investing in the Great Eastern Main Line, as well as the benefits to job creation and growth with the widening of the A12 and dualling of the A120. Speaking after the debate Priti said:

“This part of the country needs significant new investment in our strategic transport network. Commuters pay a huge amount in fares and need to see improvements to reduce delays and improve the passenger experience. The schemes to widen the A12 and upgrade the A120 need to be progressed as delays and congestion are holding our County back and preventing job creation.”

“Investing in this part of the country is a no-brainer. By investing in the GEML, A12 and A120 we can unlock significant levels of new job creation and economic growth that will benefit families, businesses and the Government. I will continue to campaign and press for these improvements and stand up for the transport needs of Essex.”


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