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Individual members debate on the National Transport Plan

According to North Wales AM, Llyr Huws Gruffydd on 7 March 2012, public transport planning in rural areas needs a different starting point.

In a debate on the Welsh government's National Transport Plan, Mr Gruffydd argued that assessing the needs of rural communities should come first, and then specific solutions introduced.

Labour AM Rebecca Evans highlighted the impact public transport deficiencies have on young people's quality of life, while Plaid Cymru Leader Ieuan Wyn Jones called for the government to consider establishing a similar body to Glas Cymru to run train services in Wales.

The Minister for Local Government and Communities Carl Sargeant confirmed he was in discussions with the bus industry and would be making an announcement shortly.

The motion was agreed.

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