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  • The effect of Covid-19 on transport has been seismic. But as recovery begins, the need for sustainable travel has only strengthened. Our report outlines how it can be achieved.

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    The Government has published a new vision for bringing transport emissions in line with net zero targets. Our blog outlines our view of the Decarbonising Transport document.

  • Bus passengers

    Buses have a vital role to play in cutting air pollution, tackling loneliness and driving economic growth. What can the Government do to support buses? Read our September 2019 report on The future of the bus

  • Photo: people at station

    Our Future of rail report (December 2019) examines the current failings of the railways and what steps the Government needs to take to get them back on track.

Campaigns

Rail

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Darren Shirley
08 Apr 2020

The railways span the length and breadth of the country, connecting our towns and cities and transporting people and goods. An efficient, fast and environmental mode of transport, the railway’s success however is dependent on it’s connections to other modes. Few journeys, of people or freight,... Read more

Rail

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Despite promises to the contrary, this year's rail fare rise of an average 2.7 per cent is still linked to the outdated and discredited Retail Price Index (RPI) figure, leaving passengers to dig a... Read more

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Darren Shirley

Buses

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Darren Shirley
16 Mar 2020

Bus journeys have been in decline for years, from a high of over 13 billion in the mid-1950s to 4.8 billion last year. Of course changes to... Read more

Buses

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27 February 2020

Reacting to National Express Group's pledge to not buy another diesel bus for its UK operations, Darren Shirley, Chief Executive of Campaign for Better... Read more

Air quality

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Darren Shirley
15 Oct 2019

The Environment Bill was announced in yesterday's Queen’s Speech, with a commitment that it will include clean air. As it progresses through... Read more

Roads

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10 October 2019

Commenting on the House of Commons' Transport Select Committee's announcement of a future inquiry into road pricing, Darren Shirley, Chief Executive of... Read more

Sustainable Transport

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Darren Shirley
07 Jul 2020

Before Covid-19 hit, the Government had begun to set out an agenda that would have seen the transport system transformed. The need to reduce... Read more

Better Transport

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8 July 2020

Responding to the launch by the Transport Secretary of a board to guide the Government's transport decarbonisation plan, as well as a public consultation on the... Read more

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.

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