Getting out and about –
Labour’s pledges on transport
Public transport should be exactly that – affordable and reliable trains and buses for all who need them. It’s there so we can get to work, so that young people can travel to school or college and that people generally can get out and about. It’s not there to line shareholders’ pockets.
Labour locally would make North Somerset more mobile by:
- ending the nonsense of public transport only running if it makes a profit, by subsidizing services – and working with community transport organisations on better bus routes to lift the curse of isolation from people stranded without cars in all towns and rural areas;
- investing in cycle routes to widen travel options and improve the health of the community;
- exploring how electric buses can be used to protect our environment;
- investing in our roads to keep traffic and freight running smoothly;
- demanding the government finally put its money where its mouth is and re-open the long-awaited passenger line to Portishead.