Sheffield transport cuts criticised

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GREEN Party councillors in Sheffield have criticised a decision to cut the budget for public transport in South Yorkshire.

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive is to make £6.8 million of cuts over the next year, including 60 job losses.

The budget reduction includes £2 million less of contributions from South Yorkshire’s four councils.

Coun Rob Murphy, Sheffield Green Party transport spokesman, said: “Cuts from Central Government are bad enough without our local authorities joining in and reducing vital public services.”