In Birmingham, rail has recently become the leading mode for commuting – overtaking the car. This makes it the only city outside London where this is true.
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.
A series of mini-deal, plus unilateral preparations by the UK, mean that most of the building blocks for a managed No Deal are already in place.
Building new houses on brownfield sites, incentivising working from home, and supporting the expansion of cycle hire schemes should be on our agenda.
A lack of information about upcoming work, reduces rail businesses’ investment, jobs, and skills development, and threatens the ability of smaller rail firms to survive.
Pay as you go is an efficient and cost-effective method that has made travel easier for a vast number of rail users already.
Why has she recently begun to assert that we may never leave at all? It is an odd about-turn, given that her leadership is predicated upon “Brexit means Brexit”.
Devolution has given us the chance to solve the long-standing transport and infrastructure problems which have been holding us back.
We are as ready as we are ever likely to be to leave the EU without an agreement. The only question is whether Parliament has what it takes to make the decision.
It is incumbent on all of us to spend less time moaning, and more time putting out energy into where we can get the best return on our limited resources.
“We want to kick-starting a transport revolution that steers our population towards healthier ways of getting from A to B.”
Customers want fares that meet modern working patterns, flexibility if plans change and the best available price for the service received.
It would bring with it many compensations, including regulatory freedom, tariff income and £39 billion of cold, hard cash.
Plus: Up, up and away – HS2’s costs. Staying down – LibDem poll ratings. Stuck where they are – Labour’s.
The Labour leader leads with the collapse of the Government’s contract with Seaborne Freight.