It now needs to get real. This is clearly the plan in the next few months, starting with the Queen’s Speech tomorrow, leading to the Levelling Up paper.
Posts Tagged: Buses
Andy Street: I haven’t raised a mayoral tax during my term, and commit to not doing so if I’m re-elected
It’s not surprising that I do things differently, since I came to the role from a business background, rather than via the world of politics.
For too long, the workhorse of public transport has been a poor relation compared to trams and rail.
The London Borough of Bromley, which I am proud to represent, is a case in point – because cases remain relatively low.
This ambitious business case is based on our experiences not only of recovering from the last downturn, but on the successes of the last three years.
If you really want to see how we’re pulling together, the best example is taking shape now at the NEC, outside Birmingham – the new NHS Nightingale Hospital.
Plus: As of writing, I’ve had hardly any communications at all from constituents about the Coronavirus.
In the second piece of our mini-series, our guest author says that a switch to the scheme would most likely leave the average motorist better-off.
The Transport Secretary insists the Manifesto pledge to lower debt over this Parliament will be honoured.
“We can consign the next generation to overcrowding, standing up in the carriageways or we can have the guts to take a decision.”
James Frayne: Ten errors that Conservatives must avoid making about the new working class voters who backed them last month
Listening to conversations in Westminster in recent days, I fear a number of misconceptions will drive bad decision-making.
The UK needs a state-of-the-art ‘gigafactory’, and it should be built here in the West Midlands alongside our established automotive cluster.
The majority of Brits drive to work in a car or a van, but journalists and politicians get the train to work. I think that’s reflected in political discourse.
We need new laws to cover transport and the emergency services.
Paul Abbott: Ride-sharing! Pavement stops! Fixed timetables! The shocking story of the rise of the big red London bus
Picture the objections from the hackney carriage PR-men! Perhaps if Sadiq Khan had been alive to see such news, he would have raised a formal objections in Parliament.