TraCC (Trafnidiaeth Canolbarth Cymru), the local authority transport consortium for Central Wales, has published its annual progress report.
TraCC consists of Ceredigion and Powys councils plus the Meirionydd area of Gwynedd. It receives funding from the Welsh government to deliver agreed transport schemes across the Mid Wales region.
According to the report, TraCC’s top five priorities are currently:
- Post Bach to Synod Inn road improvements - currently being constructed
- Llanrhystud – Aberystwyth trunk road improvements
- Newtown Bypass
- Pont Dyfi bridge replacement at Machynlleth
- Hourly passenger service on the Cambrian rail line
Other priorities for Ceredigion mentioned in the report include:
- Aberystwyth Passenger Transport Gateway Scheme - currently being built along the length of Alexandra Road
- Aberystwyth Park & Ride North – Funding currently being sought to expand the Hospital/University car park on Clarach Road.
- Cardi Bach Rural Bus service, linking villages along the coast in South Ceredigion - up and running
- Bwcabus Phase 2 – up and running
- Rural Interchange project at Synod Inn – funding being sought
- Rail Study into the possibility of stations at Bow Street and Carno - study complete, funding being sought.
- Dyfi Bends road straightening project – currently being built between Talybont and Machynlleth
- Extension of the Ystwyth Trail cycle path into Tregaron – funding being sought
Anyone interested in transport schemes in Mid Wales, how they are funded and how the region is doing in terms of its transport carbon footprint will find a wealth of information in the report which is on this link