Transport funds welcomed

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Local UKIP Councillor Donna Anderson has welcomed the Transport Minister’s announcement of an additional £600,000 to help Community Transport operators provide essential transport to the most vulnerable members of our community.

Disability Action Transport will receive one third of this while the other £400,000 being given to the provinces 11 Rural Community Transport partnerships.

Mid & East Antrim Councillor Donna Anderson said: “As the mother of a young person with special needs, I completely understand the difficulties that people who have disabilities face as they make their way to work, college or medical appointments on a daily basis.

“The same is true for elderly people who have lost their independence due to age and or illness. Extra funding, particularly for rural transport schemes like ones used by many people in Ballymena provide a vital lifeline to those in this situation and their families.”

“Any new funding for such projects can only be a good thing,” Councillor Anderson said.