“What can be done to improve transport links to and from Cornwall
as well as transport within the county?”
Transport links in Cornwall are not ideal and I’m glad the question addresses the vital issue of getting
around Cornwall not just getting up country. Fundamentally one of the key issues for our next MP
should be getting fair funding for our transport network and to get the crucial decisions devolved to
Cornwall, as we know best the problems we face and how to solve them and this is true not just for
roads but also public transport including of course the links with the Isles of Scilly.
Recently the government was unwilling to pay for A30 improvements, despite the fact they are responsible
for it, Cornwall Council is contributing. This is an unwelcome development as we in Cornwall and tourists,
pay road tax to central government, where is this money going? We need some of Cornish taxpayers
money back from the Treasury to pay for transport.
We need to rethink how we deliver it and should seriously consider renationalising the public transport
network that we already subsidise and look to improving it by making train and bus times schedules in
relation to each other. We need well-funded public transport that is quick, efficient and doesn’t costs
travellers the earth to travel.