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FIT appoints its very first Patron of the Board

FIT appoints its very first Patron of the Board

FIT appoints Michael Norton as its first Patron of the Board.

The case for a new approach to transport appraisal

The case for a new approach to transport appraisal

Clear, consistent, robust and independent information on claims made for road schemes is now needed more than ever.

Alastair Hanton Memorial Fund

Alastair Hanton Memorial Fund

FIT is delighted to announce the creation of the ‘Alastair Hanton Memorial Fund’ for road safety and aviation awareness projects.

First in a new series of FIT webinars

First in a new series of FIT webinars

FIT hosted its first ever webinar last Wednesday, 27 April, on the topic of Transport Appraisal & Carbon.

Timetabling integrated public transport

Timetabling integrated public transport

FIT Fellow Jonathan Tyler looks at the opportunities presented by the restructuring of the railway industry.

Call for proposals: traffic reduction and road-user charging

Call for proposals: traffic reduction and road-user charging

In 2022, the Foundation for Integrated Transport (FIT) is focusing its grant funding on projects which tackle traffic reduction, with a particular emphasis on road-user charging.

Behaviour Change

Behaviour Change

In his latest blog, John Whitelegg talks about the importance of behavioural change in relation to achieving net zero carbon by 2030.

Could different governance unblock long-standing National Park access and transport problems?

Could different governance unblock long-standing National Park access and transport problems?

Alistair Kirkbride discusses why, despite the many reports and commentaries setting out the problems related to national park access & transport, nothing of significance seems to change.

National parks: Four big transport issues and how to fix them

National parks: Four big transport issues and how to fix them

FIT Fellow Alistair Kirkbride explores the four main transport issues collectively facing our national parks.

Car-free towns and cities

Car-free towns and cities

John Whitelegg discusses the urgent need for a transformational, paradigm shift, and a completely new and totally integrated approach to transport choices, and of the co-benefits which arise from reducing our dependence on motorised mobility.

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.

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.

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

Greater Manchester bus network back under public control

Greater Manchester bus network back under public control

Better Buses for Greater Manchester campaign featured on the BBC News website.

Every village, every hour 2021 buses report: full report

Every village, every hour 2021 buses report: full report

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.

When in a hole stop digging. All local road schemes promoted by local authorities must be cancelled

When in a hole stop digging. All local road schemes promoted by local authorities must be cancelled

Foundation for Integrated Transport appoints five new trustees

Foundation for Integrated Transport appoints five new trustees

Welcome to Mat Bonomi, Mark Frost, Lisa Hopkinson, Rebecca Lush and Alex Norton.

Space: the final frontier. To boldly go where no man (or woman) has gone before

Space: the final frontier. To boldly go where no man (or woman) has gone before

Are councils’ plans for local road schemes compatible with the declaration of a climate emergency?

Are councils’ plans for local road schemes compatible with the declaration of a climate emergency?

Electric vehicles will not deliver net zero carbon targets

Electric vehicles will not deliver net zero carbon targets

The focus on EVs is misplaced and will not deliver the degree of decarbonisation we require to achieve net zero carbon targets.

Banning the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030 is not good enough to deal with climate change

Banning the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030 is not good enough to deal with climate change

PACTS Report: What kills most on the roads?

PACTS Report: What kills most on the roads?

Covid-19 has had terrible consequences. It has also turned the transport agenda upside-down, showing that major change is possible, necessary and desirable.

Lund sets a very high standard on its approach to transport decarbonisation

Lund sets a very high standard on its approach to transport decarbonisation

Lund sets a very high standard on its approach to transport decarbonisation.

Trends in car use, travel demand and policy thinking

Trends in car use, travel demand and policy thinking

Discussion Paper for International Transport Forum discusses the main trends of car use and travel demand.

New report calls for urgent upgrade of bus services in Shropshire

New report calls for urgent upgrade of bus services in Shropshire

A 12 month project on Shropshire’s buses funded by Foundation for Integrated Transport has produced a final report.

FIT seeks new trustees

FIT seeks new trustees

The Foundation for Integrated Transport (FIT) is looking for two new trustees to sit on its board.

Appointment of senior fellows

Appointment of senior fellows

FIT is pleased to announce the appointment of its first two Senior Fellowships: Professor Phil Goodwin and Professor John Whitelegg.

£27bn roads plan in doubt after Shapps overrode official advice

£27bn roads plan in doubt after Shapps overrode official advice

Better Buses for Greater Manchester campaign featured on the BBC News website.

Garden Villages and Garden Towns: Visions and Reality

Garden Villages and Garden Towns: Visions and Reality

The Government wants to build more than 50 Garden Villages and Garden Towns to help tackle the country’s housing supply crisis.

In Memoriam Simon Norton

In Memoriam Simon Norton

Simon campaigned passionately for equitable, safe, logical and environmentally friendly transport networks, with a particular passion for buses.

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