The problems with transport impact on local residents and businesses every day, but the people making decisions about future projects are often at the other end of the country and know very little about the community and its needs.
I want decisions about transport to be made as locally as possible. That’s why I’m backing Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham’s new campaign to Take Control of our Transport.
Greater Manchester needs more powers and funding to develop and deliver a transformation in our transport networks. New powers over buses, trains and roads.
I’m working to secure agreement from the Government to deliver the powers and funding we need, but the more people who show their support the stronger our case will be.
Join me and add your name to the campaign at: www.takingcontrolofourtransport.co.uk