Begin with the end in mind

Transport Knowledge Hub logo Published on: 20th January 2020 by Claire Haigh.

There is a lot riding on COP26. The last decade was the hottest on record. Global greenhouse gas emissions need to fall by 7.6% every year to 2030, but there is no sign even of emissions peaking in the next few years. As host nation UK is under heightened pressure to demonstrate credible and consistent…

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The Unintended Consequences Of Freezing Fuel Duty

Published on: 1st June 2018

Increasing costs for road users is politically difficult. This is one of the reasons why we have had seven years and eight consecutive budgets where fuel duty has been frozen at a time of historically low oil prices and austerity. The result of seven years of fuel duty freezes is that the price of fuel…

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Launch of the Transport Knowledge Hub

Greener Journeys logo Published on: 27th March 2017 by Claire Haigh.

Greener Journeys is pleased to be a sponsor of the Transport Knowledge Hub, which launches today at the LEP Annual Conference at the QEII in Westminster. Transport is central to unlocking growth, which is why transport infrastructure investment accounts for such a significant proportion of allocated Local Growth Fund. The key question is what is…

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Developing a Transport Knowledge Hub – Consultation Findings

Published on: 6th December 2016

In this publication, Greener Journeys reveals the findings of the consultation on the creation of a Transport Knowledge Hub to support Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) with growth initiatives. The purpose of this new Hub will be to provide LEPs with the tools and information they need to make transport capital investments which will drive local…

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Catch the Bus Week 2016

Greener Journeys logo Published on: 12th July 2016 by Claire Haigh.

Well, what a week that was! We are still recovering from our biggest and best Catch the Bus Week yet. Our fourth annual celebration of the bus, Catch the Bus week (#CTBW), saw support for the bus across the length and breadth of our country. Passenger groups, bus companies, local authorities, passengers and Members of…

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Catch the Bus Week Launch

Greener Journeys logo Published on: 4th July 2016

It’s finally here. Today we’re launching Catch the Bus Week (#CTBW), our annual celebration of the benefits of the bus. Catch the Bus Week continues to go from strength to strength, and this year promises to be bigger than ever with hundreds of bus companies, passenger organisations, Members of Parliament and local authorities coming together…

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Bus usage is on the decline – what can be done?

Greener Journeys logo Published on: 15th June 2016 by Claire Haigh.

The number of bus journeys across England is on the decline and looks set to fall even further. New figures from the Department for Transport, out yesterday, paint a worrying picture. In the last year, the number of bus journeys in England, both inside and outside of London has fallen. In total there were 118…

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LEPs hold the keys to growth

Greener Journeys logo Published on: 29th April 2016 by Claire Haigh.

Centralisation has for too long been choking off growth. There is a clear consensus across the political spectrum that power and decision making needs to be devolved, and that local people are best placed to drive local economic growth. Whilst there is broad agreement on the overall direction of travel, what is not yet clear…

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Bus Priority: The London Perspective

Greener Journeys logo Published on: 14th September 2015 by Alex Phillips and David Field.

Bus patronage in London has witnessed significant growth over the last 15 years. In fact journeys have nearly doubled, driven by population growth, service quality improvements and fares policy. Today 6.5 million bus trips are made each weekday, or around 2.4 billion per year. Buses are the main mode of travel for a staggering 21…

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A fair deal for bus users

Briefing: A fair deal for bus users – Seizing the opportunities for Britain

Published on: 30th July 2015

Every day, buses carry millions of people to work, to shops and to education and training. Buses help older people to be part of their communities, as volunteers or carers. Furthermore, buses are a cost-effective way to reduce road congestion and cut pollution and carbon emissions. As a result, public investment in bus services represents…

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Briefing to incoming Ministers

Briefing to Incoming Ministers

Published on: 24th July 2015

Greener Journeys applauds the UK’s return to economic growth. In particular, we welcome the Government’s commitment to delivering what the Chancellor of the Exchequer has called a “truly national recovery”. We are aware, however, that the economic recovery remains a work in progress and needs to be sustained. The solution lies in making better use…

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New report Nov 2014

Costs and benefits of the Bus Service Operators Grant

Published on: 30th October 2014

New research for Greener Journeys by KPMG LLP shows bus funding delivers up to £3.50 of economic benefits for every £1 spent. These benefits include reduced fares and improved services, better connectivity for communities and workers as well as improved health and wellbeing amongst bus passengers. Any funding cuts would have serious implications for fares…

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