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  • 16 March 2016

    The Chancellor presented the Budget as 'acting now so we don't pay later', but on transport he's doing precisely the opposite and storing up major problems for the future.

  • 15 March 2016

    The Government has responded to the National Infrastructure Commission by announcing big upgrades to the north of England’s rail network. But despite the Commission’s lukewarm reaction to a trans-Pennine road tunnel, the Treasury appears hell-bent on the scheme. 

  • 10 March 2016

    The Chancellor should use the Budget to raise fuel duty and spend the money mending local roads and investing in cycling, walking and public transport.

  • 29 February 2016

    Government must stop airports wishing away their impacts - including the millions of road and rail journeys they generate. New planning policies should make it clear exaclty what is expected of airport operators in supporting more sustainable surface transport choices. 

  • 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.