Media

The Way Forward campaign is run by Campaign for Better Transport, a charity working across England and Wales to help make transport more sustainable. Journalists are invited to contact us at communications@bettertransport.org.uk.

Press releases

Success of Great British Rail Sale shows need for cheaper rail

7 May 2022 Responding to the Government announcement that 1.3 million tickets were sold during the Great British Rail Sale,…

Just The Ticket! Good first step, but more to do as Great British Rail Sale is launched

19 April 2022  Campaign for Better Transport has welcomed the Great British Rail Sale as a useful first step in…

New research reveals 1 in 4 bus services have disappeared in a decade – urgent action needed

4 April 2022 Campaign for Better Transport research has revealed that more than one in four bus services in England…

Bus funding will only help a ‘minority of places’

4 April 2022 Responding to the Government announcement today that 31 local authorities – 40 per cent of all authorities…

Spring Statement fuel duty cut sends the wrong message

23 March 2022 Campaign for Better Transport has warned that the fuel duty cut announced in the Spring Statement today…

Chancellor’s fuel duty cut disadvantages public transport passengers

22 March 2022 Campaign for Better Transport has warned that a fuel duty cut in tomorrow’s Spring Statement will not…

One year since Bus Back Better: charity calls for ‘back on board’ message

15 March 2022 On the first anniversary of the Government’s national bus strategy, Bus Back Better, Campaign for Better Transport…

Fare rise will ‘do nothing’ to help the economy

1 March 2022 On the day that rail commuters face a 3.8 per cent fare rise – with commuters coming…

Public transport in UK cities most expensive in Europe

24 February A new report out today has highlighted how the UK’s largest cities – Birmingham, London and Greater Manchester…

Public transport cuts will mean more cars on the roads

31 January Responding to the cuts to rail funding reported over the weekend, Norman Baker from Campaign for Better Transport,…

Freeze fares or lose passengers Chancellor told

20 October 2021 Campaigners and rail passengers are urging the Chancellor to freeze rail fares next year to help get…

Promote rail to avoid annual bank holiday gridlock

Friday 27 August As millions take to the roads for the long weekend, Campaign for Better Transport is calling on…

Fare freeze would boost the economy and reduce carbon emissions

18 August 2021 Responding to the news that rail passengers will now have to wait until later in the year…

Government should freeze rail fares

17 August 2021 Ahead of the announcement of July’s Retail Price Index (RPI) figure tomorrow (18 August), which will be…

Government urged to promote the train to avoid a summer of traffic jams and air pollution as 2.3m cars take to the roads

23 July 2021 On the day that 2.3 million car trips are expected to take place, Campaign for Better Transport…

Don’t stigmatise public transport

10 June 2021 Ahead of next week’s Government announcement on Covid restrictions, Paul Tuohy, Chief Executive of Campaign for Better…

Flexible season tickets: comment from Campaign for Better Transport

20 May 2021 Reacting to the announcement of flexible season tickets in the Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail, Paul Tuohy, Chief…

Government urged to promote public transport as new campaign is launched to get people back on board

19 May 2021 A national campaign to help get people back on board public transport is being launched outside the…

Back public transport to help high streets and avoid gridlock, businesses warn PM

9 May 2021 An unprecedented coalition of organisations representing shops, offices, restaurants, venues, public transport providers and trades unions has…