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Campaign for Better Transport's reaction to the Queen's Speech

19 December 2019

Reacting to the Queen's Speech, Darren Shirley, Chief Executive of Campaign for Better Transport, said:

"We welcome the commitments to improve people's daily lives by investing in infrastructure; to cut greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050; and to put in place legally binding targets for reducing air pollution. To meet these commitments there must be a step change in sustainable transport up and down the country, especially in those areas that have seen declining services and connections in recent years.

"Passengers and communities deserve swift action, and in the Government's first 100 days it should develop a National Bus Strategy, announce greater investment in new and reopened rail lines, and publish its White Paper to reform the railways so it works for its passengers and the communities it serves."

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For further information please contact the press office on 020 3746 2235 or communications@bettertransport.org.uk

Notes to editors

Campaign for Better Transport operates in England and Wales. We campaign to bring sustainable transport to all and ensure solutions are delivered that improve the wellbeing of communities, quality of life and the environment. Campaign for Better Transport Charitable Trust is a registered charity (1101929).