Blogs - Campaigns
07 February 2017
The UK's climate projections for a medium carbon emission scenario include increased frequency and consequence of extreme weather events. While we can’t attribute any particular event only to climate change, we do know that we can expect more frequent and more intense winter storms causing...
19 January 2017
The London Assembly Transport Committee has published "London Stalling", the much-anticipated report following its inquiry into London's traffic congestion.
The report's bold recommendations for smart road pricing, more bus and cycle lanes, a clampdown on unnecessary deliveries and...
18 January 2017
Philippa Edmunds, Freight on Rail Manager is there to meet the first ever freight train from China.
10 January 2017
It’s a mixture of small changes and big picture thinking that will make a difference.
Traffic in our towns and cities is always a good topic for debate, so it’s no surprise that the inquiry into urban congestion by the House of Commons Transport Committee has attracted around 80 written...
22 December 2016
Despite the fact that it has been a challenging year for rail freight with the steep decline in coal traffic, the two key sectors acknowledged to have real potential - consumer and construction - continue to show consistent growth. Furthermore, there is considerable suppressed demand for...
19 December 2016
Getting to friends and family on Christmas Day or Boxing Day can be difficult for non-drivers. So should public transport services run continually through the holidays? Bus and train user Rebecca Lack (pictured left) argues that they should, while ASLEF's General Secretary Mick Whelan holds a...
09 November 2016
Anniversaries are big news – the media like them because they offer 'pegs' for rehashing previous news stories and sometimes reflecting on the past. But recent weeks have seen a couple of 30-year anniversaries that the media have more or less ignored, but which had profound consequences for the...
07 November 2016
If you're part of a campaigning group, community group or NGO in the North of England, here's a chance to help shape the future of road and rail transport.
25 October 2016
So the decision has been made: Heathrow is going to get its third runway. According to some business voices and media commentators, this is not before time: there has apparently been drift and indecision for decades on airport expansion, and this is only sensible given how full Heathrow is and...
10 October 2016
As usual this time of year, I and colleagues have spent some time at the annual conferences held by the political parties. They are good opportunities to hear from and talk directly to transport ministers and shadow ministers and also hear views from the party grassroots on transport, especially...