Jim McMahon responds to Government’s transport announcement

Jim McMahon MP, Labour’s Shadow Transport Secretary, commenting on the Government’s transport announcement this evening, said:

“The Government’s transport package has left more questions than it’s answered. Few will be convinced that this secures jobs and the long term viability of key transport sectors, essential for any future economic recovery.

“Their support to light rail merely papers over the cracks without providing funding to make up for the shortfall in income. They’ve failed to secure all the key ferry ports they should have such as between Holyhead and Dublin. And they’ve failed to give bus operators the clear guidance they need to ensure that drivers are safe in their vehicles.

“This announcement is not the response of a Government that’s got a well thought through plan.”

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