January 15, 2020

Cardiff Council’s Transport White Paper: A 10 Year Vision

Earlier today, Cardiff Council outlined ambitious plans to transform public transport in our City. The White Paper lays out an ambitious 10-year plan to tackle the climate emergency, reduce congestion and improve air quality in the Welsh capital.  It has been developed following consultation with thousands of city residents, health and transport experts.   Options are being considered for the delivery …

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October 1, 2019

Changes to Concessionary Bus Passes in Wales

Concessionary bus passes across Wales are changing! Transport for Wales are currently in the process of renewing all concessionary bus passes in Wales. If you currently hold a bus pass there’s no need to panic – your current bus pass will still be valid until the end of the year. All holders of a concessionary pass will need to reapply before …

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July 12, 2018

Young People Survey 2018

I have produced this survey in order to achieve a greater understanding of how you, the youth of my constituency, feel about your community. As well as your thoughts and opinions on today’s political issues. This survey is aimed at those in their GCSE years and will help me to make informed decisions in order to improve your lives as …

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July 9, 2018

Catch the Bus Week Visit to Cardiff Bus

This morning I had the opportunity to visit Cardiff Bus’s Sloper Road depot. I met with members of the staff team including drivers, operations supervisors, customer service and maintenance and repair mechanics. I also sat down with Chief Executive Celia Ogbonna and Chair of the Board Counicllor Ed Stubbs for a discussion about the future of buses in the city …

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July 5, 2018

Rip Off Rail Fares

I challenged Transport Minister Jo Johnson today about the extortionate cost of rail fares on the Great Western line. It costs 3 times more for a standard return ticket from Cardiff Central to London than it does to fly from Cardiff Airport to Barcelona and back. Rip off fares, delays and cancellations mean that unsurprisingly, fewer people have used our railways in the past year. …

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July 2, 2018

Catch the Bus Week

This week is Catch the Bus Week, which aims to inspire people to leave the car at home and take the bus to their next destination. It highlights just how central buses are to communities around the country – they are the most widely used form of public transport and they play a vital part in improving air quality, as …

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August 1, 2017

Investing in the Transport Infrastructure Cardiff Needs

Last week the government tried to sneak out its announcement that the mainline from Cardiff to Swansea won’t be electrified, despite numerous promises over a long period of time that it would be. This is the latest in a long catalogue of delay, disregard and decision making that ignores Wales and our infrastructure needs. Since being elected in 2015, I …

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September 16, 2016

Transport Questions: Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles

On Thursday 15th September I asked the Transport Secretary if he believed that current legislation for taxis and private hire vehicles is adequate for the 21st Century given technological advancements in how we use private hire vehicle services. The main legal framework governing taxi services has not undergone any significant reform for nearly 200 years. Private hire services legislation is more recent, …

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