SMART believes that accessible and affordable public transport is a right, the provision of which is linked to principles of equality and social justice within wider society.  Regardless of how public transport is managed or funded, it should be delivered in an accountable manner, meeting the needs of those that are using it, safely, efficiently and comparable to the highest standard available in other first world nations.

SMART believes that the provision of effective public transport is an essential part of community cohesion, reducing social isolation, alienation and creating important geographical and cultural links for collective benefit.

SMART believes that the provision of effective public transport is inextricably connected to the task of creating a sustainable ecological future, through proactive strategies to minimise impact on both natural and human eco-systems.

SMART believes that all of these complex problems cannot be solved by isolated groups, and is committed to working in alliance with any campaigning bodies, concerned individuals, transport operators, politicians or other agencies, to find common solutions across boundaries actual and imagined, with whatever strategies are appropriate.

SMART welcomes participation, comment and constructive criticism from those who broadly endorse the principles outlined above.