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Campaign blog posts from 2017

  • 09 July 2017
    61% want more freight on the railways

    Cynical politicians are sometimes dismissive of rail freight: 'Rail freight doesn't get a vote'. But a new YouGov poll shows that the public support rail over HGVs when it comes to freight - which makes sense as it reduces road congestion, pollution, road damage and fatal accidents.

  • 09 July 2017
    Newcastle station

    When Transport for the North (TfN) began developing a Strategic Transport Plan we knew it was vital that environmental and community groups were involved with the process. So when TfN asked us to engage with these groups on its behalf, we jumped at the chance.

  • 27 June 2017
    Photo: lots of lorries

    Hauliers claim that trucks are overpaying in taxes and charges compared to their impact on the environment and society. But in this guest blog, Samuel Kenny from Transport & Environment argues that road transport is now Europe's biggest climate problem.

  • 23 June 2017

    Congratulations to Nottingham City Council on winning a prestigious Ashden Award for their Workplace Parking Levy. 

    In this guest blog, Nottingham's WPL pioneers Nigel Hallam and Andy Gibbons set out the elements that have made this exciting project such a success. 

  • 18 June 2017
    Photo: Class 88

    The UK rail network has long been hampered by limited electrification, so we're excited to welcome the UK’s first dual electric and diesel locomotive, the Class 88.

  • 16 June 2017
    Woman in window of train

    With the election dust beginning to settle, there is still much confusion on what happens next. Certainly the Parliament will be dominated by Brexit (the civil service has been told that there will be no legislative time for anything else), but that won’t mean that transport will be a backwater...

  • 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.