Lack of transport choices leaving young people behind, report finds 

A new groundbreaking study warns that young people cannot access work, education, and social opportunities, due to transport barriers.  16-24-year-olds made 21% fewer trips compared to 25-64-year-olds in 2019 and this gap has widened over the past 20 years. At the stage in life when young people should be developing themselves, poor transport provision is preventing them […]

Fare outcomes: Understanding transport in Wales’s cities

Centre for Cities in partnership with TUC Wales has shown how increasing public transport use in Wales will help Welsh Government boost economic growth and reach net zero. The report says city transport connectivity has become a prominent topic in the UK policy debate in recent years. Public transport has been seen as a lever to […]

Platinum Parkway scoops takes award

One of Plymouth’s biggest ever transport improvement schemes has won its third top award since opening earlier this year. The Platinum Parkway (Forder Valley Link Road) has just been named New Build Project of the Year in the ‘over £8m’ category of this year’s Institute of Civil Engineering (ICE) South West Civil Engineering Awards, which […]

Weymouth Station scheme does the double at top regional engineering awards

A transformational project to create a more welcoming and user-friendly space for residents, businesses, and visitors at Weymouth train station has won two trophies at the ICE South West Civil Engineering Awards 2023. The £1.2m project led by Dorset Coast Forum in partnership with Dorset Council, using funding from South Western Railway, was designed by […]

Transport Planning Society calls for introduction of National Transport Strategy

There should be a National Transport Strategy that aligns with spatial planning and the devolved nations’ transport strategies, alongside delivery of an integrated, accessible and affordable public transport system across the UK, according to the Transport Planning Society. TPS has published its member-led manifesto setting out a five-point plan to improve the transport network. The Society […]

Hampshire County Council to approve latest round of cuts, including highway maintenance

Plans, including cuts to public transport, turning off street lights, fixing potholes and removing school crossing patrols, are all part of Hampshire County Council’s plan to slash spending. The council will meet next week (November 9) to approve, as recommended, the saving proposal to try to fill the £132 million budget gap forecasted by 2025/26. […]

SIGOMA writes to Prime Minister calling for urgent report to UK’s transport systems

Ahead of the King’s Speech, SIGOMA, (the Special Interest Group of Municipal Authorities representing 47 urban authorities in the northern, midlands and south-coast regions of England) and Key Cities (a national network of 28 cities across England and Wales, representing around 10% of the country’s population and contributing £150bn to the UK economy) have written […]

NHS England launches Net Zero travel and transport strategy

NHS England has released its plans to fully decarbonise its fleet in a new travel and transport strategy. The organisation, which has the second largest fleet in the country, calculates its vehicles, combined with the impact of commissioned services and staff travel, directly contributes to the 36,000 deaths that occur every year from air pollution. It […]


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