Headlines, PublicNet: 16 July, 1997

Gavin Strang, Minister for Transport, announced the Government’s commitment to seek an integrated transport policy. He said: “In the coming months we will be looking to develop a proper integrated transport policy for the UK”. Dr Strang warned that to continue as we are is no longer an option: “Many of our towns and cities are creaking at the seams, and something must be done. There are no quick fixes, but no one should think they can sit back and leave it all up to the Government.”The aim is to produce a White paper in the Spring of 1998 setting out the long term proposals. This timescale is extremely tight. Apart from central government departments and local authorities there are many other groups with a stake in the transport system who will have to be consulted.

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