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  • The way forward is public transport

    This is a critical moment for our transport system. Will we slip into a future of ever-rising car use? Or can we build a brighter transport future?

    Our new The Way Forward campaign calls on the Government to invest in public transport and encourage people back on board.



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Paul Tuohy
28 May 2021

The pandemic hit public transport hard. The number of rail passengers fell to its lowest level in 170 years. Buses ran at a fraction of capacity and bustling coach stations became echoing voids. 



"A flexible approach to season tickets will be essential in 2021 and beyond. If it's not offered then I won't be returning to the office." That’s what commuter James told us about how his travel... Read more

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Paul Tuohy


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Silviya Barrett
17 Mar 2021

After years of campaigning, we finally saw the fruits of our labours on Monday when the Government published the long-awaited National Bus... Read more



13 May 2021

Responding to reports that social distancing on buses is to be eased, Paul Tuohy, Chief Executive of Campaign for Better Transport, said:

Air quality

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Norman Baker
07 Apr 2021

Never put off to tomorrow what you can put off until the day after tomorrow. That seems to be the mantra of Treasury ministers who know that road... Read more



27 August 2020: a joint press release from Bus Users, Campaign for Better Transport, Community Rail Network, Community Transport Association, Collaborative Mobility UK (CoMoUK),... Read more

Sustainable Transport

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03 Jun 2021

Campaign for Better Transport's Chair of Trustees, John Stewart, remembers our long-time friend and Trustee, the inspiring transport campaigner... Read more

Better Transport


10 June 2021

Ahead of next week's Government announcement on Covid restrictions, Paul Tuohy, Chief Executive of Campaign for Better Transport, said:

Our vision

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.