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  • 3 October 2008
    The Campaign for Better Transport today condemned the Government’s decision to approve the £85.4 million Weymouth relief road [1]. Granting the approval was Ruth Kelly’s last act in office before she resigned as transport secretary.

  • 29 September 2008
    Campaign for Better Transport today welcomed the announcement by the Conservative Party that it would scrap expansion plans for Heathrow and invest in a new high-speed rail line.  

  • 24 September 2008
    At today's Labour Party conference, Ruth Kelly confirmed her intention to stand down as transport secretary. Responding to her speech, which summed up current Government transport policy, Stephen Joseph, executive director of Campaign for Better...

  • 11 September 2008
    Michael Palin's travelling companions haven't always been of the highest calibre – take for example, the herd of goats he had to journey with on a Mauritanian iron-ore train.

  • 3 September 2008
    Campaign for Better Transport today revealed that Boris Johnson’s plans to tackle congestion and improve transport in outer London will be wrecked by the GLA’s own approval of massive traffic-generating schemes for London’s development areas. An average...

  • 16 August 2008
    The Campaign for Better Transport today revealed that the cost of the Highways Agency roads in the Government's road building programme has now increased by up to £4 billion. When the schemes entered the programme, they totalled £4.45 billion, but are now...

  • 16 July 2008
    Responding to the Government’s decision to further postpone the planned 2p increase in fuel duty [1], Campaign for Better Transport’s Campaigns Director Jason Torrance said:

  • 16 July 2008
    Responding to today’s announcement of a new programme of motorway hard-shoulder running by the Secretary of State for Transport, Ruth Kelly [1], Campaign for Better Transport’s Roads and Climate Campaigner Richard George said:

  • 11 July 2008
    Campaign for Better Transport is pleased that its efforts to make it easier for people to access rail stations are bearing fruit, with the launch today of station travel plans, which we have been promoting.[1] 

  • 2 July 2008
    Today Campaign for Better Transport reveals that walk-on rail fares are almost five times the price of advance fares [1]. The group has concluded that the Government must think we’re fortune tellers.