Sustainability supplement 2013

12 November 2013  •  Author(s): Claire Haigh, Mike Weston, Martin Abrams, Alain Flausch

Our latest Sustainability supplement is supported by Alexander Dennis, Cummins, BAE Systems and Kummler+Matter:

  • ET Sustainability 2013The bus – a route map for green growth
    Author: Claire Haigh, Chief Executive, Greener Journeys
    Buses and coaches come in all shapes and sizes. Some are iconic such as London’s red Routemaster buses, America’s yellow school buses and the sleek silver greyhound coaches, but most are inconspicuous. Having access to transport is important to social inclusion and buses are an essential mode of transport. People the world over rely on buses to get to school, to work, to training and to access all manner of retail, leisure and primary services…
  • Red buses going green for London
    Author: Mike Weston, Operations Director of London Buses, Transport for London
    Around one in five journeys in London are made on a bus – making it the most used form of public transport in the capital. London Buses carry more than 2.3 billion passengers anually and bus ridership in the city is at its highest level since records began in the late-1950s. We recently saw an estimated 49.5 million passenger journeys made in a single week – as many as were made in the whole of England in the same period…
  • Tackling transport isolation
    Author: Martin Abrams, Public Transport Campaigner, Campaign for Better Transport
    In recent decades, there have been massive changes in the way we travel and the role that transport plays in our lives. These changes have also created a large group of people who suffer transport poverty and isolation, but little in the way of concerted initiatives to help them. In the UK, new research from Campaign for Better Transport has revealed the planning and investment decisions needed to help tackle transport isolation in a way that will help us socially, economically and environmentally…
  • Working together for sustainable public transport growth
    Author: Alain Flausch, Secretary General, UITP
    Following the 60th UITP World Congress in Geneva in May 2013, UITP launched the ‘All Together for Public Transport Growth’ movement. UITP invited its members in 92 countries around the world to join forces during European Mobility Week (16-22 September 2013) to display the ‘Grow with Public Transport1’ campaign message in buses, metros, trams, stations and online to make a coordinated call for greater support in order to obtain more and better public transport…

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