Torbay fast ferry and green transport receive £8m grant

Green transport schemes in Devon are being given almost £8m in grants.

In Torbay, a fast ferry between Torquay and Brixham is being funded by £2.75m from the Department for Transport.

A cycle path and schemes to encourage commuters to use public transport would also be paid for by the grant, the department said.

Devon County Council is receiving nearly £5m to encourage more young people to walk, cycle or take public transport to school or college.

The money is part of £113m being spent on 30 schemes across England from the Local Sustainable Transport Fund, the government said.

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