RIA response to the "Reforming public transport after the pandemic" consultation

24 September 2020

Transport Committee launched an inquiry on the longer-term implications of the coronavirus pandemic for the UK’s public transport.

Executive Summary

The Submission calls for:

  • The Government should restore confidence in public transport as safe, clean and green form of transport.
  • Government, rail clients and rail suppliers need to maintain dialogue and collaboration, to help ensure a sustainable supply chain.
  • Government to support Bike & Ride initiatives.  
  • Rail should be a central plank of Government plans to ‘build back better’. 
  • All rail clients to engage with suppliers to reduce waste and increase efficiency. 
  • Recognise the value of rail to local economies and continue placing rail projects at a centre of national and local transport plans.
  • Procure, plan and support zero carbon initiatives and innovations. 
  • Continue supporting rail innovation.
  • Continue support the development of solutions that address the spread of disease and ensure effective crisis management in public spaces.

The Submission

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