Improving the city’s public transport network and boosting ridership will be key to driving economic growth – and it is right to consider congestion charging as an option to fund this.
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Recent big decisions mean the populations of Manchester, Liverpool and South Yorkshire can hopefully look forward to cheaper, greener, faster and more reliable services.
In advance of the Government’s forthcoming Levelling Up White Paper, this briefing sets out what the levelling up agenda should aim to achieve and a strategy for achieving it.
The Williams-Shapps plan for rail is a step in the right direction but stops short of where it needs to go by keeping power in the centre, away from local government.
The pandemic has deeply affected bus services, hitting hard a sector that had already seen decades of decline in passenger numbers in most cities. As cities look to a post-pandemic future, this...
What is the future of bus services after the pandemic?
General Election 2019Underperforming bus services are Metro Mayors’ responsibility now
Whoever wins in Westminster on December 12th, the buck now stops with metro mayors for the quality of bus services in their city, argues Simon Jeffrey.