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20.03.09: Public subsidy for the bus industry - the case for incentive per passenger
CfIT believes that the passenger should be at the heart of bus policy and that bus policy should reflect clear and logical objectives for transport policy as a whole. CfIT recommends that Incentive Per Passenger (IPP) replace the Bus Service Operators Grant (BSOG). This payment allocates public subsidy on the basis of passenger travel, not fuel burn. The passenger therefore becomes the focus of the subsidy and not the running of bus miles.
30.12.08: Speed limit adherence and its effect on road safety and climate change
CfIT and the Motorists' Forum decided jointly in 2007 to consider what impact the voluntary introduction of an Intelligent Speed Adaptation (ISA) system across the entire road network would have in reducing deaths and injuries on the UK roads and in reducing carbon emissions, other pollutants and fuel consumption. The Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds were commissioned to report on this matter.
27.11.08: A new approach to rural public transport
CfIT is calling today for a large scale, long-term pilot to assess how shared taxi services could transform rural transport in the UK and address a worrying trend in social exclusion. Our research has identified that whilst there are no insurmountable regulatory or legislative obstacles to the development of 'TaxiPlus' schemes in the UK, the framework is complicated. In the medium term, reforms to the licensing system for taxis and to the funding for public transport would help stimulate services in rural areas.