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Transport trauma too

AGENDA - COMMENT

CONCERN about the security of planned projects is not limited to hospitals.

Regional transport boards are waiting on Whitehall to give the green light to their detailed spending priorities.

The decision is two months late, which by Department for Transport standards is not unexpected. But taken in the context of the health review the bot tleneck smacks of cutbacks.

Cuts here will have far-reaching consequences, not just to the vitality of the economy in the regions, but also to the estimated costs of the projects, which grow with every month's delay.