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We are recruiting an executive secretary

We are recruiting an executive secretary

We are seeking an Executive Secretary and Grants Administrator to manage the grant-giving process and other work of the Foundation.

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

The UK national government and approximately 300 councils have declared a climate emergency (Note 1). But while most local authorities are enthusiastic about electric vehicles and charging points, few have the same enthusiasm for buses. Very few have taken bold steps to increase the quantity and quality of buses, or developed clear plans to transfer […]

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

This report builds upon previous research from CPRE, the countryside charity into rural ‘transport deserts’ to set out what a comprehensive bus network for England would look like, with services to every village every hour, and the scale of investment we need to make this vision a reality. The aim of this report is to […]

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

On 2nd February 2021, Herefordshire Council cancelled the Hereford Bypass on climate change, cost and the availability of more effective non-road building alternatives to achieve wider Council objectives including the reduction of congestion in Hereford. The Herefordshire recognition that building new roads does not pass climate change, cost and the availability of alternatives test is […]

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

When I was a student in the late 1960s studying economic geography as part of an excellent degree programme in the Department of Geography at University College of Wales, Aberystwyth we were told that land was a valuable commodity and also finite. It was also a factor of production and great care was needed to […]

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?

More than 100 local road schemes are currently being promoted and, in most cases, part-funded by local authorities. These are included in a Department for Transport (DfT) list of Major Road Network and Large Local Majors schemes, provided in a response to a Freedom of Information request. Download the full list Many of these councils […]

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

The Prime Minister wants to ban the sale of all new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030. Overlooking for a moment the impact this will have on the fleet as a whole in 2030 and the degree to which sales of non-fossil fuel vehicles after 2030 will contribute to decarbonisation, it still misses what is […]

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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