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Campaigners welcome Transport Select Committee report

22 July 2014
Campaign for Better Transport welcomes the report by the Transport Select Committee on passenger transport in isolated communities

In particular Campaign for Better Transport welcomes the recognition of urban, as well as rural, transport deserts and the fundamental impact of people's access to good transport on their health, education and employment prospects.

Martin Abrams, public transport campaigner, Campaign for Better Transport, said: "Lack of regular and good quality public transport affects many people for whom driving isn't an option, including young people, elderly people and families who can't afford a car. In this context, recent cuts and inconsistencies in bus services which cut people off from their communities are incomprehensible. We're delighted to hear the Committee's recommendations for more joined-up working across government departments and transport providers and we hope the Government as a whole will respond quickly and positively."

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For more information, contact Chloë Darlington on 020 7566 6495 or 07984 773 468 or chloe.darlington@bettertransport.org.uk.

Notes
1. Campaign for Better Transport is the UK's leading authority on sustainable transport. We champion transport solutions that improve people's lives and reduce environmental damage. Our campaigns push innovative, practical policies at local and national levels. Campaign for Better Transport Charitable Trust is a registered charity (1101929).

2. Report: Passenger Transport in Isolated Communities will be published on 22 July by the Transport Select Committee. Campaign for Better Transport contributed evidence to the inquiry.