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Independent watchdog comment on new government coronavirus safer travel guidance

1 min read12 May Commenting on the new government transport guidance, Anthony Smith, chief executive of the independent watchdog Transport Focus, said: “Many passengers will welcome the advice to wear a face coverings. In Transport Focus’s latest survey over half of people say they wouldn’t be happy using public transport unless passengers are required […]

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Chris Grayling defies calls to quit over Brexit ferry fiasco as he defends ‘collective’ decision

The under-pressure Transport Secretary broke his silence following the decision last Friday to agree an out-of-court settlement worth £33m with the Channel Tunnel operator, who accused ministers of handing out “secretive” contracts. It comes less than a day after he was ridiculed by MPs when Health Secretary Matt Hancock was sent to defend the move in the […]

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Lilian Greenwood MP: Cycling and walking must be given more focus and funding to meet active travel targets

With tackling the climate emergency and toxic air rightfully moving up the political agenda, the Government must now consider the role of transport and its impact on the environment. Around a quarter of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions come from transport – more than any other sector – and roads are the biggest contributor to […]

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Andy McDonald MP: We will draw up a new social contract for transport that benefits the public, the economy and the environment

Labour wants an affordable, accessible and sustainable transport system, for the many not the few, founded on the principle that transport is an essential public service.Key objectives for us are: cutting emissions and improving public health through a shift to public transport and active travel; closer links between transport and planning; and rebalancing our economy […]

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Rail industry welcomes commitment from all major parties to electrification

Darren Caplan, Chief Executive of the Railway Industry Association (RIA), said: “It is really encouraging to see a commitment to rail electrification in the main UK political party manifestos. This shows there is now considerable and widespread support for electrification, which will be essential if we are to decarbonise rail by 2040. It will also […]