8 May 2009: The Independent has publicised a fact we've been highlighting for some time now: since Labour came to power, public transport fares have risen while the cost of motoring has fallen, undermining attempts to cut carbon emissions.
People are being priced off buses and trains and pushed into cars and planes. We're campaiging for the Government to change its ways and give people an incentive to choose low-carbon transport.
People agree with us: over half of the responses to the Government's consultation on its transport plan called for cheaper public transport fares and higher costs for motoring and aviation. The Government's response (pdf 363kb) suggests they don't want to deal with this problem. But we're not going to let them ignore it.