Portsmouth City Council and Hampshire County Council have successfully submitted a stage 1 bid to the Department for Transport’s Transforming Cities Fund for a mass transit scheme within the Portsmouth City region. This bid is part of an ambition to deliver sustainable communities, spread prosperity and increase productivity by improving connectivity between where people live and work through the delivery of a transformational mass transit network.

Portsmouth City Council was one of ten successful local authorities to be shortlisted to benefit from the government's Transforming Cities Fund. By progressing to the next stage of the funding process, Portsmouth, working in partnership with Hampshire County Council, will now have an opportunity to bid for a share of £840 million to deliver this critical infrastructure for Portsmouth and the wider Solent area.

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