David Stevens, the Chief Operating Officer of Welsh insurance firm Admiral, thinks transport links in South East Wales are "not good enough".
He told our Business Correspondent Carole Green that many members of Admiral's workforce experience transport problems which impact their "quality of life, or cost, or convenience."
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