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Don Foster visits the 'Save our Buses' campaign

September 26, 2023 by admin in News

At the Liberal Democrat Autumn Conference 2011, Don Foster MP paid a visit to the ‘Save Our Buses’ national campaign stand.

Pictured with dedicated public transport campaigner, Stephen Turner, ‘Save Our Buses’ outlined positive new ways in which local authorities are trying to protect public transport, while making savings.

Links to these innovative ideas are below:

https://www.bettertransport.org.uk/blogs/bus/Our-call-+for-joined-up-bu-+tendering-prove-fruitful+

Cardiff City fans lead call to bring back standing at matches

September 23, 2023 by admin in News

FOOTBALL authorities and the Government should look again at allowing standing at matches, according to Cardiff City fans pointing to the example of clubs in Germany.

This week the Cardiff City Supporters’ Trust hosted a demonstration of safe standing seats given by Jon Darch from the Football Supporters’ Federation (FSF) at the Ninian pub, Cardiff.

The robust metal, high-backed seats known as “rail” can be folded up and locked, leaving a step and barrier to lean on for two people.

A spokesman for Cardiff City said: “We are aware of the event and in touch with the Trust but until the league rules are changed across the board, it is not anything we can get involved with.”

The first vote on a proposal by Bath MP Don Foster for safe standing to be a matter for clubs’ discretion goes before Parliament on November 21

Read More https://www.walesonline.co.uk/cardiffonline/cardiff-news/2011/09/23/cardiff-city-fans-lead-call-to-bring-back-standing-at-matches-91466-29472597/#ixzz1YnLjcYmE

Train fare rises are 'tax on commuting'

September 23, 2023 by admin in News

Bath MP Don Foster added: “I am deeply concerned how this hike in rail fares will affect Bath’s residents. We are already paying too much and it cannot be justified to put up our fares further still.

“This is bad for passengers, bad for the economy, bad for the environment and also bad for the residents of Bath. Fares need to be made simpler, more transparent and more affordable.”

Recently Transport Secretary Philip Hammond caused controversy when he described trains as a “rich man’s toy”, admitting that some fares were “eye-wateringly expensive”.

But he said that although raising rail fares had been a difficult decision, it was necessary because of the budget deficit.

Read the full article here