24 July 1998

Transport Paper

GOVERNMENT recognition of the problems rural people face when it comes to public transport has been welcomed by the NFU.

Responding to the launch this week of the Transport White Paper, union president Ben Gill said: "The paper identifies issues such as poor public transport in rural areas, and looks to remedy these problems through the formation of Local Transport Plans. We welcome these plans as they enable local authorities to focus on local problems and come up with solutions targeted in the area." &#42