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Blogs - Campaigns

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 20 April 2017

    The surprise announcement of a General Election on 8 June has risked sidelining the local elections already scheduled for 4 May – especially given our London-centric media.

    Yet the polls for county councils, unitary authorities, Welsh local government and new ‘metro Mayors’ in city...

  • 08 March 2017
    philip hammond

    Much has been made of the difference in style between Philip Hammond and his predecessor, George Osborne. Gone were the lists of massive new road projects the former Chancellor so enjoyed, but what kind of vision emerged in their place?

  • 07 February 2017
    Image of tube map with green hearts to show stations at risk of flooding

    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...