Handing over management of major infrastructure to the private sector means decisions over its use are no longer made in the national interest but in the interests of shareholders, which can be very different.
The High Speed Rail project holds great potential, but to make the most of that investment, the government must ensure all our railways are fit for the future.
Mark Rowney is a research fellow at IPPR. Network Rail announced today a new infrastructure investment programme of £37.5 billion to be spent from 2014 to 2019, which is to be welcomed. Infrastructure projects add to the UK’s long-term productive capacity and, according to the OBR, are the most effective form of public spending or [...]
IPPR North director Ed Cox explains why a proper transport strategy is needed to address the annual outcry about rail fare hikes.
Labour could offer local communities around the UK a clear alternative to the tarmac dystopia of the Tories that goes beyond the discredited ideas of the past.
A report on the government’s u-turn on rail fares.
New international development secretary Justine Greening has pledged a “line-by-line” examination of DFID spending – yet she failed to spot the WCML farce.
Richard Hebditch of the Campaign for Better Transport reflects on the reshuffle changes at the departments for communities and transport.
We already pay significantly more for rail travel than anyone else in Europe – 75% more than the next most expensive country
George Osborne caved in to motorists earlier this year – will he do the same for rail and bus users?