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Five reasons the government should stick with High Speed Rail 2

Five reasons the government should stick with High Speed Rail 2.

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Boris wastes £200k promoting himself and 103 year old bus route

TweetVal Shawcross AM is London Assembly Labour Group Transport Spokeswoman This week it was revealed that Boris Johnson spent £200,000 of farepayers’ money promoting his New Bus for London on the route 24 and elements of route 11. It could be argued that it is reasonable to spend money promoting a new bus route so […]

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The government has learned nothing from previous attempts to revive major road-building

As expected, the spending review is a very mixed bag for sustainable transport. While some funding for buses has been saved, and already-announced investment in the railways safeguarded, the government made a big play of new roads, setting itself on a collision course with environmental campaigners.

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As the New York cycle scheme launches, a look back at London’s ‘Boris bikes’

With the residents of New York looking forward to the launch of a city-wide cycle sharing scheme in June, it’s the ideal time to look back at the highs and lows of London’s own ‘Boris bikes’ – as they are affectionately known.

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The logic behind privatised roads is deeply misguided, as we are slowly finding out

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.

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HS2 holds great potential, but the government must ensure all our railways are fit for the future

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.

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More Pain for Passengers Today?

TweetMark 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 […]

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Why a proper transport strategy is needed to address the annual outcry about rail fare hikes

IPPR North director Ed Cox explains why a proper transport strategy is needed to address the annual outcry about rail fare hikes.

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Con 2012: How Labour can make mileage on transport policy

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.

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Cameron signals rail fares u-turn

A report on the government’s u-turn on rail fares.

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