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Campaign for Better Transport responds to the Prime Minister’s speech on the removal of mandatory face coverings

13 July 2021

Paul Tuohy, Chief Executive of Campaign for Better Transport, said:

"We are disappointed that public transport was singled out and made an example of by the Prime Minster in his speech yesterday. The Government should have shown leadership, rather than hiding behind the operators, and the lack of consistency will cause problems for operators and passengers alike. The Government must now reassure people that public transport is safe to use and promote its use as we move onto the next stage of the roadmap. We simply cannot afford the long-term health and environmental consequences of increased car use.”

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For further information please contact the press office on 07984 773 468 (calls only no texts) or

communications@bettertransport.org.uk

Notes to Editors

  1. Campaign for Better Transport operates in England and Wales. Campaign for Better Transport's vision is for all communities to have access to high quality, sustainable transport that meets their needs, improves quality of life and protects the environment. Campaign for Better Transport Charitable Trust is a registered charity (1101929).