24 November 2020
Responding to the Government’s call for evidence to find ways to boost rural transport connectivity, Paul Tuohy, Chief Executive of Campaign for Better Transport, said:
“It’s vital that new technology delivers for communities right across the UK, including rural areas, which is why we welcome the Government’s call for evidence.
“To help improve rural public transport, we’d like to see a national package of measures. This must include a national bus strategy to improve services, a rural mobility strategy to ensure rural areas take advantage of technological developments in transport operation and planning, a rural transport fund and a capacity building programme for local authorities, allowing them to take control of their local transport networks.”
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Notes to Editors
- Read more about the Government’s call for evidence on its website.
- Campaign for Better Transport’s Transport Deserts report found that nearly one million people in rural communities have such poor public transport links that are considered to live in ‘transport deserts’.
- Campaign for Better Transport’s 2018 report, The Future of Rural Bus Services, looked at how the local bus network could better service rural communities.
- 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).