Economy cannot restart without public transport

Transport Knowledge Hub logo Published on: 28th July 2020

£2 billion bus investment would generate 425 million new bus journeys per year. Every £1 of bus investment would deliver £4.48 of wider benefits to society. From 1st August Government should encourage people to use public transport. Research commissioned by Greener Journeys demonstrates that investing in bus would deliver a significant boost to the economy.…

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Ending fuel duty freeze could treble NHS budget for doctors and nurses

Published on: 10th March 2020

Ending fuel duty freeze would raise enough revenue over current Parliament to treble NHS budget for doctors and nurses for one year. Freeze in fuel duty since 2011 has cost the Exchequer more than £50 billion Freeze has triggered an extra 5 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions Ending the freeze in fuel duty would…

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Benefits of bus investment revealed after Chancellor extends Transforming Cities Fund

Published on: 2nd November 2018

Buses-on-demand, virtual bus lanes and dedicated busways boost bus services across UK New report for Greener Journeys by Arup, together with bus operators, shows smart infrastructure can make buses faster and more reliable, and attract people out of cars £2.4bn Transforming City Fund provides opportunity to invest in local bus services A new generation of…

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Greener Journeys responds to Autumn Budget

Published on: 29th October 2018

The Chancellor has today announced additional funding for sustainable transport including buses, trams and cycling routes through the Government’s Transforming Cities Fund. Greener Journeys, the sustainable transport group, has welcomed the announcement which comes just days ahead of a new report demonstrating the value of investment in local bus infrastructure. However, Greener Journeys has also…

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Greener Journeys responds to Government’s Loneliness Strategy

Published on: 15th October 2018

Investment in transport connections such as buses is key to tackling social isolation – a fact that has been recognised by the Government today with the publication of its Loneliness Strategy, which aims to tackle the long-term problem of loneliness. Greener Journeys, the sustainable transport group, has welcomed the Strategy but calls on the Government…

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Greener Journeys responds to Prime Minister’s Fuel Duty freeze announcement

Published on: 3rd October 2018

The Prime Minister will today announce in her party conference speech that fuel duty will continue to be frozen in this month’s Budget. Greener Journeys has criticised the seven-year freeze, saying that this will have a damaging impact on air quality and public health in the UK, and lead to worsening congestion. Claire Haigh, Chief…

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Greener Journeys responds to Government’s Road to Zero strategy

Published on: 9th July 2018

The Government has today published its Road to Zero strategy which outlines its plans to reduce exhaust emissions from road vehicles. Whilst welcoming the Government’s commitment to ban the sale of high-polluting cars and vans, Greener Journeys says the plans don’t go far enough. Claire Haigh, Chief Executive of Greener Journeys, said: “It’s disheartening to…

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