Transport secretary visits Halifax

The Secretary of State for Transport, the Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin visited local independent charity Community Transport Calderdale today to announce a £25m fund to improve the nation’s fleet by the purchase of hundreds of rural community minibuses.

Ruth Goldthorpe, chairman at Community Transport Calderdale, said “This move will help our charity to keep its fleet up to date.

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin, Stephen Baines, Philip Allott and Scott Benton at Halifax Station.

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin, Stephen Baines, Philip Allott and Scott Benton at Halifax Station.

“We operate on a not-for-profit basis, so finding spare money for purchasing new fleet is always very challenging.

“We are all grateful for the appreciation from London of our work and the funding situation we are working with.”