With the roads congested and the population of Birmingham increasing, we need to rely on public transport more – the problem of transport has been highlighted as we prepare to host the 2022 commonwealth games.
Gareth Hardy, Soho and Jewellery Campaigner says “We’re backing calls for Transport West Midlands to introduce a Brummie bus ticket, alongside simplified general fares and measures to make the Swift Card system easier and more attractive for new users”
“Currently, bus users in both Coventry and the Black Country can buy cheaper tickets that cover just their areas. A Brummie bus ticket would similarly cover travel within Birmingham, at a reduced rate for users and bring an end to the injustice of Birmingham users subsidising the rest of the region. This more cost-effective option for getting around the city would enable both residents and visitors to explore all that our fantastic city has to offer and reduce the number of cars on our roads.”
Local Lib Dems are also calling on Transport West Midlands to improve the Swift Smart Card System. Many major cities have popular smart card systems, Birmingham should not be lagging behind in this area.
Gareth Hardy says “I need to use two different Swift cards to travel around – this counterintuitive backwards system needs fixing”.
We need a common sense approach, fix the simple things.
On May 3rd, vote Liberal Democrat for real change and for Councillors that will fight for a public transport system which you can be proud of.
Back the campaign for a Brummie Bus Ticket www.birminghamlibdems.org.uk/brummie-bus-ticket
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