Sustainable Communities Better Transport

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2003 Transport Service Group Conference
5 March 2003

Conference notes that the Labour Party Policy Forum is consulting on priorities for transport at local, national and international levels, in its document “Sustainable Communities, Better Transport”.

UNISON’s interest and role in sustainable, public transport provision was demonstrated by the Positively Public Transport symposium – Building World Class Public Transport held in January.

The symposium which was addressed by the Secretary of State for Transport, Alistair Darling, MP, and attended by leading transport experts highlighted many of UNISON’s policies on all aspects of public transport.

UNISON has also submitted evidence to the House of Commons Transport, Local Government and the Regions Committee on various enquiries in to the bus industry and responded to the Department of Transport consultation papers on ” the Future Development of Air Transport in the UK”.

Conference further notes that “Sustainable Communities, Better Transport” will be discussed at the Transport Branch Seminar in March and that the Transport Executive will liase with other service groups and the Affiliated Political Fund to prepare UNISON’s response.

Conference requests the Executive to encourage all transport members who pay the affiliated political fund levy to take part in the debate on transport policy in constituency labour parties and to provide them with briefing material on UNISON’s priorities.