Ministers have chosen to combine roadbuilding and fracking in a single toxic piece of legislation.
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Five reasons the government should stick with High Speed Rail 2.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.