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Major transport schemes: Best and final bids

In September 2011 the West of England councils submitted their best and final bids for funding to the Department for Transport. The bids were for five major transport schemes: the Bath Transportation Package, the Weston Package and the three MetroBus routes.

These schemes collectively produce significant benefits in terms of economic output, unlocking jobs, and in carbon reduction. They directly serve locations expected to deliver more than 60,000 new jobs by 2026.

Main best and final bid document split by scheme

Here you can read all the information that was supplied to the Department for Transport as part of each Best and Final Bid submission.

Each scheme has previously submitted a full Major Scheme Business Case and an Expression of Interest in December 2011, these can be found on the individual scheme information pages below.  As a result of the Government Comprehensive Spending Review of 2010 each scheme reviewed their costs and changes were made to the schemes.

Major scheme business cases

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