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Provide an Efficient, Reliable and Safe Transport System

Inadequate public transport contributes to problems of social exclusion, since people in the poorest households, the elderly, and young people are more reliant on public transport.  Long-term programme of investment to modernise and upgrade transport networks is essential for towns and cities public transport to provide an attractive option.  This should ensure:

bulletReduction in congestion and better-maintained roads.
bulletStep change in quality of public transport.
bulletImproved access to groups who are heavily reliant on public transport, such as children, older people and those with disabilities.
bulletBetter access to jobs and services, including deprived areas.