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2008 November

  • 4 November 2008
    Reacting to the Government’s draft eco-towns planning policy statement [1], Campaign for Better Transport welcomed the commitment to at least 50% non-car travel, but warned that the commitment would be undermined if the Government did not ensure that the...

  • 6 November 2008
    Campaign for Better Transport welcomes the Mayor of London's announcement that the Thames Gateway Bridge has finally been cancelled [1]. Richard Bourn, London Campaigner at Campaign for Better Transport, said:

  • 7 November 2008
    Commenting on the RAC Foundation's road-building myth buster [1], Campaign for Better Transport's executive director, Stephen Joseph, said "The road to hell is paved with false myths. It's time for solutions. The RAC Foundation and other supporters of road...

  • 21 November 2008
    Alistair Darling will give his pre-budget report on Monday afternoon.

  • 21 November 2008
    Reacting to the rail fares rise announced today [1], Campaign for Better Transport called on the Government to rethink its policy on rail fares.

  • 24 November 2008
    Campaign for Better Transport responded to today's Pre-Budget Report by welcoming the promised two-pence-per-litre petrol duty increase but expressed dismay at the £700 million now available for road construction.

  • 24 November 2008
    Transport’s contribution to climate change could be reduced by a quarter by 2020 according to new research published today [1]. The research comes as the Climate Change Bill passes into law and the Committee on Climate Change prepares to release its...

  • 25 November 2008
    Campaign for Better Transport describes today’s Government announcement of £1billion for  transport schemes [1] as a mix of the good, the bad and the ugly and calls on the Government to rethink its plans of building extra road capacity.

  • 26 November 2008
    After securing a strengthened Local Transport Act [1], Campaign for Better Transport says it looks forward to seeing action to improve local bus services.  Cat Hobbs, the group’s public transport campaigner, says:

  • 27 November 2008
    Campaign for Better Transport deplores today’s decision to abolish the western extension of the congestion charge zone. This has happened in the very week that Boris Johnson promised to make London “the world’s leading city in delivering carbon reductions...