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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..."
29 September 2016
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
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
Nottingham's controversial workplace parking levy is now boosting public transport, cutting traffic and pollution and helping the city to thrive.
01 September 2016
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
"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
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...
29 June 2016
The fall-out from the referendum is almost boundless. For transport, as most other policy areas, it will take years for the dust to properly settle. Here is our initial assessment of the scope of change and some of the questions we have about the future.
27 June 2016
"British citizens would expect our government to uphold environmental standards, so that they will be as strong or stronger than those we would have had as a member of the EU." After the EU referendum, Matthew Spencer of Green Alliance wrote this blog which he has given us permission to share....