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  • 15 February 2016
    Direct Rail Services Tesco traffic which produces 87 per cent less CO2 emissions than HGVs

    The Department for Transport will be giving a thorough review of the carbon emissions caused by freight. This is a great opportunity to highlight the many problems with truck freight and the benefits rail can offer, and we'll be playing a part in making sure these issues are covered.

  • 20 January 2016

    Rail passenger growth in the last two decades has been hugely impressive, but it has also been very uneven. We've mapped how passenger numbers have changed across the network. The result says a lot about rail's strengths as well as showing where investment and support are now long overdue.

  • 22 December 2015

    Freedom of Information requests have revealed that NHS hospitals are making up to £3 million a year in car park charges. Discriminating against people who are sick or disabled is of course totally unacceptable, but there are thousands more people who are discriminated against because they do not...

  • 21 December 2015

    Given that trucks contribute around 22 per cent of UK’s road transport emissions, and that truck efficiency has not really improved significantly in the past decade, it is wrong that there are no CO2 standards for trucks, unlike cars and vans.

  • 15 December 2015

    Big delays and cost overruns have left Network Rail in a hole. The Shaw Review is consulting on the future of the organisation with options including breaking it up and even privatisation. Have your say – here are our pointers on how to respond.

  • 03 December 2015
    Photo: Climate march

    Fifty thousand people took to the streets of London at the weekend to call for strong action on climate change, ahead of this week's talks in Paris. We were there to highlight the crucial role of transport.

  • 26 November 2015
    Photo: construction work

    So after months of waiting we can now see transport spending priorities for the next few years - and it's not a good read.

  • 28 October 2015

    It’s National Lorry Week, and we’re calling on the freight industry and the Government to play to the strengths of different transport modes and make sure rail plays its role in the future of freight.

  • 23 October 2015

    Across the country, 29,000 people die prematurely from particulate matter pollution each year, and 23,500 from nitrogen dioxide. Road transport is the main culprit. After losing a Supreme Court case the Government is finally being forced to act. By the end of 2015, it must have a plan in place...

  • 28 September 2015

    Transport & Environment (T&E) celebrated its 25th Birthday earlier this year; as a founding member, we at Campaign for Better transport look at what T&E was set up to do and what's ahead for the organisation.