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Alastair Hanton (1926 – 2021) – Social entrepreneur & banking innovator

Alastair Hanton (1926 – 2021) – Social entrepreneur & banking innovator

Alastair Hanton introduced Direct Debit to the UK, built up National Girobank, founded the Fair Trade Foundation, and through his ...

Alastair Hanton – a tribute

Alastair Hanton – a tribute

The Foundation for Integrated Transport’s existence owed much to Alastair. We will all miss him, his advice and support, and, above all, his kindness a word that sums him up best.

Fighting car dominance – call for proposals

Fighting car dominance – call for proposals

The Foundation for Integrated Transport (FIT) will make campaigns against the car and its domination of our culture its main theme for 2021.

The Foundation for Integrated Transport was formed by the late Dr Simon Norton in 2014 to make transport better for people and the environment.

Our vision is a world where people can live decently without a car and enjoy good, affordable public transport; where transport causes little climate change; where public transport is integrated and complemented by safe and attractive routes for walking and cycling.

We fund projects that will help to make this vision a reality.

“Transport is pre-eminently a human rights issue — people without access to transport can’t function properly in the society we have built. We have come to tolerate a degree of discrimination against non-motorists far beyond what in recent years has increasingly come to be seen as unacceptable for, say, disabled people or sexual minorities.”

Simon Norton, foreword to the Shropshire Bus Report, 2018

Research from our fellows

Bus service improvement plans must prioritise carbon reduction and modal transfer from car to bus

Bus service improvement plans must prioritise carbon reduction and modal transfer from car to bus

John Whitelegg sets out how we can maximise the contribution of bus service improvements to decarbonisation objectives.

Ludlow sets out a net zero carbon transport future

Ludlow sets out a net zero carbon transport future

The Ludlow net zero carbon project has shown that if its main recommendations are accepted by Shropshire Council and implemented by ...

The time is right for free fare local public transport

The time is right for free fare local public transport

What have we done so far?

Meet the organisations and individuals that have already received funding from FIT to further their work towards a fairer and more sustainable future for travel.

Is this your vision too?

FIT provides grants & fellowships for projects that promote and deliver transport as a basic right and tackle climate change and emissions from transport.