Reid said: 'West Yorkshire is setting the pace when it comes to giving people a reliable, sustainable transport system which provides them with real choice. People are demanding change, but the alternative to the car must be a system which is safe, efficient, clean and fair. The cornerstones of that system must be better public transport.'
Initiatives include a high-occupancy vehicle lane in Leeds, better information for public transport users and smartcard ticketing trials. Reid said: 'The car has a role to play in any integrated transport system, but we are forced to rely on it too much.'