GOVERNMENT ministers were today accused of starving Yorkshire of transport funds.
Kirklees Council leader Clr Robert Light today hit out at a snub over cash for investigating ideas to beat traffic congestion.
He said: "This seems to be a deliberate starving of resources to West Yorkshire.
"Had we been the north-east or London we would probably have got more favourable treatment."
Eleven local authorities have joined forces to produce a plan for better travel links across the West Yorkshire region.
The bid for research funding was submitted at the end of July.
Clr Light said: "A robust and vibrant economic and investment strategy has to involve integrated and accessible transport.
"Looking at ways of tackling congestion is crucial to that. The Government's snub is a major setback in that respect."