Campaign blog posts from 2014
16 December 2014
Last week, after lobbying by us and others, the EU agreed to bring in safer lorry designs - which will save thousands of lives each year - four years earlier than truck manufacturers wanted.
20 November 2014
There is currently huge interest in the north of England's railways. Will this translate into action for better services?
07 November 2014
In the TV series Game of Thrones the North is a cold bleak place where few dare to travel.
04 November 2014
The Government is planning key decisions about northern England's rail network. On 19 November, we're joining forces with the National Railway Museum in York to host an event to discuss what the future holds. You can join us.
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 With the Chancellor of the Exchequer the latest to acknowledge that big investment is needed to stop outdated trains, crumbling stations and...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.