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De Brún to meet Conor Murphy on sustainable transport

9 November, 2009 - by Martina Anderson MEP

Sinn Féin MEP for the Six Counties, Bairbre de Brún, will this afternoon meet with Regional Development Minister Conor Murphy regarding a sustainable future for transport and movement towards a low carbon transport system here in the north.

Speaking ahead of the meeting, which is taking place at Stormont, Ms de Brún said:

“The meeting will focus on best practice in places like England, Scotland and Wales as well as the 26 Counties, and trends at EU level after the publication by the European Commission of the Communication ‘A sustainable Future for Transport: Towards an integrated, technology-led and user friendly system’.

“A quality public transport system is one essential part of moving to a sustainable future for transport alongside other measures such as integrating transport requirements with all new planning, improving the environment for those cycling and walking, specialist transport advice to business and low carbon vehicle procurement.

“I would urge the Minister to maximise the expertise and support through the EU Taskforce, and through engagement in the NSMC and BIC.” CRÍOCH

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