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"...The Chancellor's statement focused on a few large-scale transport projects but the reality is cuts in funding for everyday transport..."

  • 25 October 2016
    Plane flying over a house

    So the decision has been made: Heathrow is going to get its third runway. According to some business voices and media commentators, this is not before time: there has apparently been drift and indecision for decades on airport expansion, and this is only sensible given how full Heathrow is and...

  • 10 October 2016
    Photo: rural bus stop

    As usual this time of year, I and colleagues have spent some time at the annual conferences held by the political parties. They are good opportunities to hear from and talk directly to transport ministers and shadow ministers and also hear views from the party grassroots on transport, especially...

  • 29 September 2016
    image of tickets

    Joining up bus and train services makes them easier to use and more attractive for passengers. So why has the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) decided they are anti-competitive, and what does this mean for integrating tickets and services?

  • 27 September 2016
    freight train in a port

    The Department for Transport (DfT) Rail Freight Strategy, published this month, is most welcome as it provides a clear vision for rail freight. It will help industry plan and provide greater certainty to customers and investors at a time when it needs to adapt to changes in its market and, in...

  • 05 September 2016

    Traffic jams in London are something we increasingly take for granted, an unwelcome fact of life.  It’s not just annoying: the impact on bus reliability, air quality and emergency services, is damaging.

    So it’s timely that the London Assembly Transport Committee is holding an inquiry into...

  • 01 September 2016
    Photo: Nottingham skyline

    Nottingham's controversial workplace parking levy is now boosting public transport, cutting traffic and pollution and helping the city to thrive.

  • 01 September 2016
    Photo: people on escalators

    Our transport system is struggling because policy has focused on big construction projects and time savings when it should have been focusing on the part that people and places play in economic development. So argues David Metz, honorary professor at the Centre for Transport Studies, University...

  • 21 July 2016
    Photo: Rail freight terminal

    "We're calling for more freight to be transported by rail, rather than by lorry, to reduce road congestion, accidents, road damage and pollution. I've recently been inspired by a site at Teesport that includes four rail terminals run by AV Dawson.

  • 14 July 2016
    palace of westminster

    Brexit aside, some of the thorniest issues of the current Parliament revolve around transport. While the new Secretary of State ponders what to do about massive infrastructure projects like HS2 and Heathrow, he should reflect that everyday transport - buses, pot holes, rail fares and the like -...

  • 06 July 2016

    Governments are sometimes accused of ‘burying bad news’. There’s certainly no shortage of news of all kinds at the moment. So you could be forgiven for missing one announcement that is good news for sustainable transport. 

    The Sustainable Travel Access Fund has £60M of funding available...