RESPONDING to Burns Commission report that says £800m should be invested in public transport to help ease traffic jams on the M4, Plaid Cymru Shadow Minister for Transport, Helen Mary Jones MS said,
“There needs to be significant improvements to the public transport network in and around Newport – and there are many solutions that aren’t just about building more roads.
“For example, Newport is well overdue an accessible bike scheme. In fact, this should be the norm in every town and city in Wales by now. Tunnelling is another idea currently trialled in north America which could allow Wales to be the test bed for pioneering innovation.
“If we are serious about tackling the climate emergency we must move the conversation to greener, more sustainable modes of transport than just the private car. However, to invest in public transport Wales needs greater borrowing capacity and its own national infrastructure bank to develop these projects.
“With the right financial clout, Wales could start to be a serious player in sustainable innovation.”