Already many hard-pressed commuters in Wales are struggling with the costs of getting around. With many wages frozen, rail fares are soaring out of control. With oil prices only going up in the long run, we need a major overhaul to our transport system so that we can all afford to get about now and in the future. With two-thirds of jobseekers without access to a car, and many households that do cutting back on spending elsewhere, we need to see a focus on bringing public transport fares down if we want to deliver an economic recovery.
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