New campaign launched to encourage use of public transport in the UK – Global Railway Review
The Way Forward campaign is calling on the UK government to encourage the use of public transport in order to ensure a green recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
A national campaign to help to get people back on board public transport in the UK has been launched by sustainable transport charity, Campaign for Better Transport.
The Way Forward campaign is calling on the UK government to support public transport by actively encouraging people to use buses, trains, coaches and trams as restrictions ease and introducing an incentive scheme to help to boost passenger numbers as part of a national plan to place public transport at the heart of a green recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Paul Tuohy, Chief Executive of CfBT said: “The events of the last year have made people less confident about using public transport, but, as restrictions continue to ease, we all need to start getting back on board. That’s why we’ve launched this campaign to urge the government to reassure people that public transport is safe again and to introduce a national scheme of discounted fares to encourage people to use it.