Ben Everitt, the MP for Milton Keynes North, has shared his delight after the Conservative Government invested in a study which could deliver a high-speed driverless transport network across Milton Keynes.
An initial £200,000 has been been provided to the city council to conduct a study into how Advanced Very Rapid Transit (AVRT) could deliver fast, frequent and reliable public transport services across MK.
Local MP Ben has been campaigning for better transport services in the city with many residents finding the Labour-Lib Dem Council's MK Connect system frustrating, and with the council refusing to support local bus services.
AVRT is a new concept in mass transit, using automated vehicles running on purpose-designed, physically segregated pathways, and the study locally will be focusing on a small number of key corridors extending out to a radius of 25-30 km around Milton Keynes.
Ben Everitt MP said: "It's extremely exciting that once again the Conservative Government is investing in Milton Keynes as a city of innovation and technology. I've been banging on for years about how I want Milton Keynes to be the Silicon Valley of Europe and I'm delighted the Government sees our potential.
"The people of Milton Keynes deserve a more reliable transport system than this council is delivering so I hope this study will be a success."