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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..."
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.
05 August 2014
Politicians, local authorities, passenger groups and businesses are increasingly clear that the north of England’s rail network is not fit for purpose. With the Chancellor of the Exchequer the latest to acknowledge that big investment is needed to stop outdated trains, crumbling stations and...
22 July 2014
A couple of newspapers have recently picked up on Government proposals to hike selected rail fares around Leeds and Manchester.
21 July 2014
The Government has started the process to re-let the Northern Rail and Trans Pennine Express franchises but their plans lack ambition and could even lead to declines in services across huge areas in the north of England. Please help us to campaign to get rail in the north of England on the right...
03 July 2014
Currently, too many decisions about local transport are taken in Whitehall and the way local transport is funded outside London is complex, inefficient and unwieldy.
06 June 2014
The Infrastructure Bill would create a new company to build a bigger motorway network, and reduces the power of local communities to challenge it. Join us and help stand up to this legislation.
24 March 2014
Last week, MEPs in the EU Transport Committee voted to reject further cross-border use of so-called 'mega trucks'- huge lorries 82ft (25 metres) long, which are bad for congestion, bad for safety and bad for road maintenance. Crucially, mega trucks would also devastate rail freight, the low...