Mr Robin Swann, the North Antrim Ulster Unionist Party Assemblyman and UUP Leader, has warmly welcomed the decision by the Mid and East Antrim Council to implement its policy of providing bus shelters for public transport users.
Assemblyman Swann was speaking after it was revealed that new shelters would be erected near Parkgate Road and Station Mews in the constituency.
Mr Swann said: “After extensive work and lobbying by many in the community, can I thank Mid and East Antrim Council for bring these shelters to a state where they will now be delivered.
"I urge the Council to continue with this policy of providing bus shelters across the North Antrim constituency as this will hopefully encourage more people to use public transport, particularly if they have a shelter they can wait in or disembark especially with the unpredictable weather we are suffering with at the moment,” said Assemblyman Swann.
Mr Keith Turner, a local UUP representative, said: “As Ulster Unionists, we as a party have been lobbying local government to ensure that the Council implements its policy of providing such bus shelters.
“For those of us who live in rural communities, public transport is an important lifeline, especially for pupils attending local schools and for the elderly. This positive response from the Council will be of great benefit to these user groups and others.
“While the two big parties hold the country to ransom over the return of the devolved parliament, we as Ulster Unionists can work on the ground in North Antrim with our MLA to ensure that as many bread and butter issues as possible, such as public transport facilities, are addressed and put in place,” added Mr Turner.