National, Regional and Local Transport:

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2023 National Retired Members Conference
14 June 2023

Given the current disarray in the provision of Public Transport, with cutbacks, cancellations etc. the model of privatised services has shown itself to be totally unsuited to the needs of the populace (particularly the needs of the older population).

We therefore commit ourselves to a different model of Public Transport (eg, buses, trains etc.), one which should be organised and maintained by “Regional Transport Partnerships” comprising Local Councils, County Councils, and regional bodies. Such Regional Partnerships would be ideally placed to effectively plan and provide for local integrated networks.

We would ask the National Retired Members Committee to campaign with the appropriate organisations to achieve a regional model of public transport.