Press Releases

All
  • All
  • 2024
  • 2023
  • 2022
  • 2021
  • 2020

Outdated transport plan will make things worse

Outdated transport plan will make things worse TAN [1] is concerned that Transport for the South East (TfSE) [2] is locking the region into a high carbon, car dependent future, with rising traffic and congestion. The TfSE Board is meeting on Monday (13th) [3] to approve its Strategic Investment Plan...
Read More >> about Outdated transport plan will make things worse

Roads programme in turmoil!

Roads programme in turmoil! Transport Action Network (TAN) [1] has welcomed the statement by Mark Harper (Secretary of State for Transport) that several road schemes in the second roads programme (RIS2) will be further delayed [2]. They are: Lower Thames Crossing - construction delayed by two years [3] A27 Arundel...
Read More >> about Roads programme in turmoil!

WG places climate at heart of decisions on roadbuilding

Welsh Government places climate at heart of future road investment TAN Cymru [1] welcomes today's announcement by the Welsh Government to radically change the way it views future road investment. It places the climate and ecological emergency, alongside the need to reform the way we work, live and travel, at...
Read More >> about WG places climate at heart of decisions on roadbuilding

WG landmark decision on roadbuilding

Welsh landmark decision on future road investment TAN [1] has welcomed the Welsh Government's announcement today to radically change the way it makes future road investment. It places the climate and ecological emergency at the heart of decision making on infrastructure spending [2], a first for any of the home...
Read More >> about WG landmark decision on roadbuilding

Greenwashing of roads ramps up ahead of budget

Greenwashing of roads ramps up ahead of budget Transport Action Network [1] believes that the Government's announcement of £30 million for projects to reduce road construction emissions [2] is a distraction from the Government's failure to stop making things worse by building more roads. While all efforts to reduce carbon...
Read More >> about Greenwashing of roads ramps up ahead of budget

Review calls for reassessment of road schemes

Review calls for reassessment of road schemes A group of senior academics [1] has today published a report [2] on the future of road building in England. It has called for all road projects not in construction to be reappraised to ensure that they meet broader policy aims and in...
Read More >> about Review calls for reassessment of road schemes

Budget cuts delay roads review

Budget cuts delay roads review As a result of the UK Chancellor's recent autumn statement, the Welsh Government's capital budgets will be reduced by nearly 10% in the coming years. This will directly impact on the decisions the Welsh Government is able to make, including on transport. In 2021 Deputy...
Read More >> about Budget cuts delay roads review

Personal incomes sacrificed to enable climate busting vanity road schemes to continue

Personal incomes sacrificed to enable climate busting vanity road schemes to continue Campaigners today criticised the Chancellor for failing to take the opportunity to save billions of pounds in tax rises by scrapping, white elephant road schemes. His decision to continue supporting carbon intensive infrastructure during a climate emergency and...
Read More >> about Personal incomes sacrificed to enable climate busting vanity road schemes to continue

Unaffordable road building sanctioned while councils cut bus and other essential services

Unaffordable road building sanctioned while councils cut bus and other essential services Transport for the South East (TfSE) [1] yesterday agreed to proceed with its Strategic Investment Plan (SIP) [2] despite concerns about its affordability [3] and climate impacts [4]. Most of the discussion focussed on 'telling a better story'...
Read More >> about Unaffordable road building sanctioned while councils cut bus and other essential services

JOIN OUR NETWORK

Signing up will allow you to access our monthly newsletter and the latest actions and events