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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..."
26 January 2015
The north's rail network has been getting a raw deal for decades. Major investment is essential not just to address historic under-investment, but to help tackle the north-south divide and support the some of the country’s main cities.
19 January 2015
One of the most important bills going through Parliament this year is approaching its conclusion. The Infrastructure Bill proposes a five year Roads Investment Strategy, but currently makes no similar commitment to long-term funding to vitally increase cycling and walking.
16 December 2014
Last week, after lobbying by us and others, the EU agreed to bring in safer lorry designs - which will save thousands of lives each year - four years earlier than truck manufacturers wanted.
20 November 2014
There is currently huge interest in the north of England's railways. Will this translate into action for better services?
07 November 2014
In the TV series Game of Thrones the North is a cold bleak place where few dare to travel.
04 November 2014
The Government is planning key decisions about northern England's rail network. On 19 November, we're joining forces with the National Railway Museum in York to host an event to discuss what the future holds. You can join us.
17 October 2014
Transport is a big contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. But successive governments have failed to make inroads into the sector's carbon emissions. Instead of assuming electric cars can solve the problem, Government needs to rediscover modal shift and reducing the need to travel.
25 September 2014
Safer new lorry cab designs, allowing 'direct vision' (pictured left) for HGV drivers which will save hundreds of lives, are supported in principal by EU politicians; however, member states are trying to get the process delayed by at least eight years after pressure from certain truck...
01 September 2014
Today we launch Greener Britain, a brilliantly coherent and assertive set of proposals for 2015’s party manifestos to which Campaign for Better Transport contributed.
18 August 2014
Our new North of England rail services: Busting the myths report sets out why Government must see past the misconceptions about the north's rail network and set out a clear plan for growing the railway to support communities and the economy. Read the report.