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‘Now is the time to invest for the long-term future of our public transport networks’

In our ‘Transport Recovery – Rebuilding Public Transport Patronage’ report published on 25 June 2020, we examined the impact of the pandemic on public transport and the routes to recovery – focussing in particular on measures needed to enable a ‘green and healthy’ recovery. Twelve months on, report author Paul Tetlaw reflects on what has…

Edinburgh Napier’s Transport Research Institute celebrate their 25th anniversary – Member Profile for April 2021 newsletter

Join us as we celebrate 25 years of Edinburgh Napier’s Transport Research Institute (TRI) TRI’s 25th anniversary Timeline Event, Thursday 29 April. At this event, you will hear from past members of TRI who will describe how it shaped over the years and the contributions they made to its current success. Hear from past students who…

Campaigns Update for April 2021 newsletter

Transform Scotland’s Communications Officer, Rachel McFarlane, reports on a selection of our recent campaigns activities. Moving the Vote  We have now successfully held all five ‘Moving the Vote: Transport Conversations with the parties’ events. A recording of each can be found on our website. Since our last newsletter, we welcomed Sarah Boyack MSP from Scottish…

UK Budget a disaster for the Climate Crisis

Commenting on today’s UK Budget, Transform director Colin Howden said: “Today’s Budget will go down as another disaster for the climate. The focus on one crisis is understandable, but not to take account of the greater crisis is unforgivable. Even the Chancellor’s hero Margaret Thatcher had a greater grasp of the need to tackle climate…

June Newsletter — Director’s Note

Risky Business Risk was the theme of our evidence to the Parliament’s transport committee. Setting out the “broader risk context”, Paul Tetlaw outlined the risks of a Corona Recovery that sees a “great expansion of car use” at the expense of public transport: air pollution, climate emissions, obesity, car-clogged cities, and the undermining of decades…