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National Infrastructure Commission welcomed

5 October 2015

Campaign for Better Transport welcomed the creation of a National Infrastructure Commission, but urged the Chancellor not to forget about everyday transport.

James MacColl, Head of Campaigns at Campaign for Better Transport, said: "We welcome today's announcement creating a National Infrastructure Commission as a way to coordinate planning and help achieve long-term investment for the big transport infrastructure we will need in the future. 

"However, we would urge the Chancellor not to forget about everyday transport, things like the buses, local road maintenance and local sustainable transport projects which people rely on but which risk being hit by funding cuts in the Government's forthcoming Spending Review. 

"Everyday transport is vitally important to keeping people and communities connected and must be prioritised over wasting billions on big road building projects that will only worsen congestion and pollution."
ENDS

For further information please contact Alice Ridley on 020 7566 6495 / 07984 773 468 or alice.ridley@bettertransport.org.uk

Notes to Editors

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).