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Campaign blog posts from 2017 May

  • 25 May 2017
    Photo: cars and children playing

    With the election underway, I posted a blog a couple of weeks ago setting out some challenges and suggestions for what we'd like to see on transport in the manifestos. Now they've all been published, I thought I'd take a look at what they are offering.

  • 18 May 2017
    Photo: Port of Felixstowe rail freight

    On some strategic corridors it would be better to upgrade the rail network to reduce freight congestion rather than adding more lanes of motorway.

  • 15 May 2017
    Ensuring a Sustainable Rail Industry Report

    It has been just over twenty years since the first passenger rail franchises commenced in the UK and, although successful in increasing rail usage over this time, the system now finds itself faced with significant challenges and may need fundamental changes in the future.

  • 05 May 2017
    Photos: cyclists

    Thursday 4 May 2017 saw Mayoral elections in six city regions across England. These executive Mayors will lead new combined authorities with wide ranging transport powers. 

  • 04 May 2017
    Demo for better transport

    In a Brexit-dominated election, issues like transport will struggle to get noticed. But the next Government of whatever shape will face a number of transport challenges which can't be ducked or ignored.