Public Transport

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 28 September 2022.

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Photo of Rachael Maskell Rachael Maskell Labour/Co-operative, York Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will introduce a funding pilot aimed at increasing the number of people who shift from using cars to public transport.

Photo of Lucy Frazer Lucy Frazer Minister of State (Department for Transport)

As set out in the Transport Decarbonisation Plan, we want public transport & walking and cycling to be the natural first choice for our daily journeys. This shift has the potential to save significant amounts of carbon, improve air quality, and reduce noise and congestion – improving health and wellbeing for all.

We are undertaking pilot projects which will explore new ways for how we can use our cars differently and less often. For example, we have provided £92m to fund local authorities in Solent Transport, Nottingham and Derby, West Midlands, and the West of England to become Future Transport Zones and pilot a range of innovative mode shift efforts, such as mobility as a service apps, or paying ‘mobility credits’ to people in return for giving up their cars.

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