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  • 21 November 2008
    Reacting to the rail fares rise announced today [1], Campaign for Better Transport called on the Government to rethink its policy on rail fares.

  • 7 November 2008
    Commenting on the RAC Foundation's road-building myth buster [1], Campaign for Better Transport's executive director, Stephen Joseph, said "The road to hell is paved with false myths. It's time for solutions. The RAC Foundation and other supporters of road...

  • 6 November 2008
    Campaign for Better Transport welcomes the Mayor of London's announcement that the Thames Gateway Bridge has finally been cancelled [1]. Richard Bourn, London Campaigner at Campaign for Better Transport, said:

  • 4 November 2008
    Reacting to the Government’s draft eco-towns planning policy statement [1], Campaign for Better Transport welcomed the commitment to at least 50% non-car travel, but warned that the commitment would be undermined if the Government did not ensure that the...

  • 29 October 2008
    Government plans in the Thames Gateway growth area outside of London are set to see almost three-quarters of transport expenditure directed to roads [1], putting plans for the growth area at risk of creating car-dependent developments where no one will...

  • 29 October 2008
    On the eve of the opening of the Westfield shopping centre in Hammersmith and Fulham, Campaign for Better Transport [1] is surprised that the Council is appealing to Transport for London for help in reducing the congestion the shopping centre is expected...

  • 22 October 2008
    On Monday 27 October, MPs are to debate an amendment to the Local Transport Bill which would require local authorities to ensure their transport policies reduce carbon emissions.

  • 15 October 2008
    In response to news that the speed limit on the hard-shoulder running section of the M42 near Birmingham is to be increased to 60mph tomorrow (16 October), Campaign for Better Transport’s roads and climate campaigner Richard George said:

  • 14 October 2008
    Last night, Labour MP Clive Betts (Sheffield Attercliffe) tabled an amendment to the Local Transport Bill which would give local authorities a new duty to produce transport policies that reduce carbon emissions.[1]

  • 10 October 2008
    Campaign for Better Transport [1] today joined with six unions and nine organisations [2] to condemn plans for airport expansion. The groups say that if the Government pushes ahead with expanding our airports, the UK will never be able to meet the new...