A plan for better transport links across Wales, through road and rail, has been mapped out by the Deputy First Minister and Minister for Economy and Transport.
Ieuan Wyn Jones said the more integrated transport system would both unite the nation and deliver on plans for a drastic cut in carbon emissions.
For the first time the Assembly Government has produced a rail forward programme, making greater use of the powers provided by the Railways Act of 2005.
Until recently, rail infrastructure projects were delivered through local authorities using Transport Grant arrangements.
But with the move to Regional Transport Plans, rail projects will now be delivered according to the priorities of the Assembly Government as set out in One Wales.
For example, next month will see the start of the Holyhead to Cardiff Express to improve north-south links.
Other commitments include extra carriages and services on the Valleys lines, and the addition of an Ebbw Vale to Newport service as a priority.
Up to Â£47 million has also been secured today through the Strategic Capital Investment fund for the proposed rail infrastructure improvements between Wrexham-Chester and Gowerton-Lougher.
The Deputy First Minister announced that the existing trunk road forward programme has been re-focused to reflect the goals of the One Wales programme of Government to connect all parts of the nation.
The high ranking and programmed schemes which are ready to start before 2011 include vital improvements to the strategic A470 and A487 roads in areas such as Gwynedd, Aberconwy and Powys and the A40 in Pembrokshire.
There are further crucial North-South improvements scheduled to start from April 2011 with the aim of completing the current programme by around 2020 dependant on finance and statutory consent procedures.
The statement also includes a commitment to complete the Heads of the Valleys as planned by 2020, also subject to finance and statutory consent procedures.
The Deputy First Minister said: "My aim is to provide better links between strategic centres of population, improving the distribution of economic development opportunities.
"Investing in road and rail links isnâ€™t cheap. But for once, rail is getting a good deal also.