|TFN Business Plan 2023||Looking to the wider transport sector we will continue to work with our partners to ensure that we have a transport system that offers choice, to champion investment in our highways, and to promote active travel. A well produced report for the 80s/90s promoting more of yesterday's failed thinking! Highways investment will create more nee pollution, fail to understand that you cannot build your way out of congestion. No alternative to rubber wheeled transport including buses. No mention of sustainable public transport and does Metrolink exist to them ? The world has changed this year and sadly TFN hasn't noticed. Get out of the silo thinking and redo this report.||Political Reports|
|Building Car Dependency Feb 22||We very much wanted to see new development pinned on trams and light rail as we had seen in other parts of Europe. However, we were disappointed to find that none of the large-scale housing developments outside our very largest metropolitan areas were close to a tram or light rail network. A number of areas are becoming urbanised and seeing a very large amount of development. Here there is a real opportunity for new light rail networks using new technologies, integrated with modern buses at||Political Reports|
|Political Burns Commission Sep 2020||Light Rail (UK) RESPONSE: BURNS COMMISSION EMERGING CONCLUSIONS September 2020||Political Reports|
|Warrington Tram Press Release Nov 21||Trams for Warrington has submitted its comments to Warrington Borough Council Local Plan consultation. They believe that the Plan, as it stands, lacks a clear vision for the future of Warrington and if it is adopted in its current form, it will continue to ensure that Warrington will remain to be a 'car-centric' town. They state that this will severely limit the full economic potential that Warrington undoubtedly has and will condemn it to a future that repeats the unintended mistakes of past local planning policy.||Political Reports|
|Warrington Tram Response||It is this Group's assertion that this revised version of the Local Plan lacks a clear vision for the future of Warrington and essentially PSV2, if it is adopted in its current form, will continue to ensure that Warrington will continue to be a 'car-centric' town. This will severely limit the full economic potential that Warrington undoubtedly has and will condemn it to a future that repeats the unintended mistakes of past local planning policy.||Political Reports|
|Warrington Tram Petition Nov 21||We the undersigned, call for CLEAN, GREEN and COMFORTABLE TRAMs to run quietly in Warrington, to provide an alternative to cars, reduce congestion and toxic pollution.||Political Reports|
|Transport Network||Shapps 'agreed to avoid cutting CO2 from roads' from Chris Ames 12 November 2021 courtesy of Transport Network Campaigners have accused the transport secretary of undermining his own decarbonisation pledges after it emerged he secretly agreed to keep road transport emissions ‘stable’ – an approach that would see rising traffic cancel out lower emissions from electric vehicles||Political Reports|
|UK Funding: Briefing document||In England, local authorities have normally borrowed from the Public Works Loan Board in recent decades, at favourable rates of interest. There has been recent exploration of alternative sources of borrowing. Following interest from a number of authorities in issuing municipal bonds, the Local Government Association is pressing forward with establishing a joint agency to issue bonds.||Political Reports|
For public transport to become a force in dealing with urban congestion, carbon reduction, improving air quality and to be an attractive alternative to the car, it must be built quickly and operate affordably.
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