Transportation costs and the impact on the environment

30 March 2009  •  Author(s): Catt Hobbs, Public Transport Campaigner, Campaign for Better Transport

The cost of taking public transport keeps rising while the costs of driving and flying keep falling. A new approach is needed if we’re going to encourage people to make low carbon choices.

Government departments are gearing up for the challenge of tackling climate change. The Department for Transport is preparing for carbon budgets, with the Committee on Climate Change saying that surface transport must make a significant contribution to cutting emissions. There has never been a better time to rethink Government pricing policy.

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