The North West Transport Activists Roundtable (NW TAR) is one of eight regional roundtables run under the auspices of the Campaign for Better Transport (formerly Transport 2000). We are an umbrella organisation whose purpose is to promote sustainable transport and sustainable land use to government, sub-regional bodies and local authorities. We operate mainly by engaging in transport and planning policy work and by serving on a number of regional and sub-regional bodies, but we also hold about three open meetings a year.
Dr. Alistair Kirkbride, director of Carplus Bikeplus - now renamed ComoUK - shared his thoughts on Mobility as a Service (MaaS) with readers of Local Transport Today. It is available in full as our June 2018 perspective.
NW TAR has responded to an 'Issues and Options' consultation being carried out by Cheshire East Council as part of a refresh to the South East Manchester Multi Modal Strategy.
Highways England's has received feedback on their TransPennine Upgrades consultation from NW TAR.
The Department for Transport has received a NW TAR submission on its Major Roads Network consultation which endorses the CfBT consultation response.
The NW TAR response to Transport for the North's draft strategic plan is available on our consultations page.
Lillian Burns has compiled a second discussion document / 'think piece' on devolution and localism a little over one year-on from her first. Endorsed by both the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) and the National Association of Local Councils (NALC), it provides an update on what is going on with local government devolution all over England, plus some other related changes. It is intended to help both non-governmental organisations and Town & Parish Councils understand the complex and rapidly-chaning local government landscape. Read her report Devolution and Localism: Are we going Forwards or Backwads?
Stockport MBC's Transport Issues & Options Paper/ part of the South East Manchester Multi Modal Strategy (SEMMMS) Refresh has drawn a response from the NW TAR which can be seen here.
NW TAR responded to Cheshire East's supported bus service consultation. See the response here.
NW TAR's input to the TransPennine Upgrade Programme Spring 2017 consultation is here.
Dr. Anne Robinson of Friends of the Peak District has condemned the Northern Strategic Road Studies as 'flawed' in a Viewpoint article she has had published in Local Transport Today and is our March perspectives item.
NW TAR's initial feedback to Transport for the North on the TransPennine Tunnel Wider Transport Connectivity Assessment Study is available here.
Transport for the North invited comments on the Sustainability Appraisal scoping report relating to their Strategic Transport Plan. See NW TAR's critique here.
The next TravelWatch NorthWest conference follows on from the AGM and will be held at the offices of MerseyTravel in Liverpool at 11 am on Thursday October 18th 2018. Keep an eye on the Travel Watch NW website for details.