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02.07.2014

Meet the Centro Youth Forum Team at Your Public Transport Matters

Passengers in Birmingham are being offered the chance to give transport chiefs their views about the area's network and also learn about how young people can get involved and make a difference to it.

The 'Your Public Transport Matters' event will enable the travelling public to talk directly with representatives from Network West Midlands - the region's integrated bus, rail and tram system.

Representatives from the Centro Youth Forum will also be at the event to talk about their role in ensuring the voices of young people are heard in the development of future transport policies and delivery of services, ticketing and safety.

The event, between 4pm and 6pm on Wednesday July 9 at the One Stop complex in Walsall Road, Perry Barr, has been organised by Centro, the region's transport authority.

It will feature local councillors who represent Birmingham on the authority and staff from bus and rail operators will be invited.

Feedback from members of the public will be looked at closely by transport bosses and used to make improvements to the local bus and rail network.

Cllr Kath Hartley, the vice-chair of Centro and who represents Ladywood in Birmingham, said: "This event is the ideal opportunity to really understand the needs of passengers.

"By holding these events more regularly and in locations like One Stop we hope to hear from as many people as possible.

"We are particularly interested in hearing how we can improve connections between different forms of public transport making those connections easier, quicker and more convenient.

"We want public transport to be a real choice for people and we will feedback passengers' views to bus and rail operators to help make sure the network reflects their needs."

For more information about the Centro Youth Forum visit www.networkwestmidlands.com/sustainable/education/young_people/youth_forum.aspx

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