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Access to transport; COMMENT DEBATE YOUR LETTERS TO THE NATIONAL NEWSPAPER OF WALES.

* SIR - This week the Welsh Assembly held a debate on the inaccessibility of public transport in Wales. Leonard Cheshire Disability welcomes the Government's commitment to improving access to public transport, but this cannot be achieved without adequate financial support. However, the future of one very important part of the transport system was not discussed. The Community Transport Concessionary Fares Initiative, which has been piloted by the Welsh Government since 2005, provides support to people who are unable to access mainstream public transport. For those who have been able to use this scheme it has often meant the difference between being trapped in their homes and being able to lead full and independent lives. The funding for this initiative is due to end next March and the project is being reviewed by the Government. The Government should do all in its power to ensure that current schemes are kept running, and also that the initiative is extended to the rest of the country so disabled people across Wales can benefit from a truly accessible transport system. JOE ALLEN Policy and Parliamentary Officer (Wales), Leonard Cheshire Disability
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Title Annotation:Letters
Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Sep 27, 2011
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