With great sadness we announce that Simon Norton, founder and chair of the Foundation for Integrated Transport, died suddenly on 12th February 2019.
Simon campaigned passionately for equitable, safe, logical and environmentally friendly transport networks, with a particular passion for buses.
The Foundation sends condolences to Simon’s family at this sad time.
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Good Journey shows visitors how to get to the UK’s best attractions and venues – everywhere from arts centres to zoos – by train, bus, bike and foot.
The new website www.goodjourney.org.uk allows you to plan journeys to attractions from anywhere in the country. Visitors enjoy a discount on entry when they arrive car-free at a Good Journey Mark attraction.
The website also offers ideas and inspiration for all sorts of car-free adventures, with new destinations added every week. And there are handy travel tips, such as how to track down the cheapest rail tickets.
Begin your next car-free adventure at www.goodjourney.org.uk – where you can sign-up to a newsletter and get a free eBook of Scenic Rail and Bus Journeys.
FIT congratulates Graham Ellis for winning the 2017 Sheila McKechnie Foundation award for his campaign to improve the inadequate train service in Melksham, Wiltshire, a town with a population of 25,000 and rapidly growing. His Save the Train campaign attracted the attention of several Wiltshire MPs, and secured funding from the DfT’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund for an increased, trial service. This trial proved to be so successful, the increased service has now become a permanent part of the franchise.The new line has become the fastest growing line in England. People have now been able to take jobs where they had none; they can travel to education facilities that were previously unreachable, and move to housing they can afford.
FIT sponsored the 2017 Sheila McKechnie Campaigner award for transport.