A Better Connected South Hampshire
Update 11 October 2013: Outcomes Monitoring Plan
This document sets out the approach being taken to the monitoring and evaluation of the Better Connected programme:
About the Better Connected programme
This £31m project runs frrom early 2013 to March 2015. Regular updates on progress will be available to from this site. The project is part funded by the Department for Transport (DfT) Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF).
Key elements of the project are:-
- Physical improvements along nine roads to reduce congestion and improve public transport.
- Enhancements at rail and bus stations to improve interchange between bus and rail services.
- Bus priority measures to improve reliability
- Real Time passenger information at bus stops and rail stations along with Smartphones and SMS text.
- Measures to encourage cycling and walking eg. making junctions safer and easier to negotiate for cyclists and pedestrians.
- New Smartcard initially covering all buses and ferries in the South Hampshire area.
- Marketing and awareness campaign to encourage people to try alternatives to car transport for some or all of their journeys.
The key outcomes expected from the project are:
- Improved transport options for access to job opportunities for people without use of a car.
- Reduced traffic congestion which will reduce greater efficiency for local businesses with less money lost twasted time and traffic jams.
- Improved local air quality and reduced carbon emissions
- Reduction in road casualties.
- More reliable bus journey times.
The programme has been designed to
- Support sustainable economic growth within the urban South Hampshire area (including Portsmouth and Southampton).
- Reduce carbon emissions.
- Improve local air quality.
More about the project funding
The TfSH bid was accepted by the DfT in July 2012 as one of only 13 projects that received LSTF major scheme funding. Between 2013 and 2015 TfSH will receive £17.8m from the Government to support delivery of the Better Connnected project.
This is the TFSH bid submission to the Department for Transport's Local Sustainable Transport Fund: