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PTEG and Centro hypocrisy on carbon

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The Passenger Transport Executive Group (‘pteg’) is an organisation which

“brings together and promotes the interests of the six Passenger Transport Executives (PTEs) in England. Leicester City Council, Nottingham City Council, Strathclyde Partnership for Transport and Transport for London are associate members.”

Its main tasks are

“promoting efficiencies and the exchange of knowledge and good practice within the PTE network, and raising awareness nationally about the key transport challenges which face the city regions, and the public transport solutions which PTEs are implementing.”

On its weblog, pteg opined that

The fact remains, however, that electric cars and the like may make driving kinder to the environment but they don’t require people to make the fundamental lifestyle adjustments that are required if we are serious about tackling climate change (living more locally, for example).

PTEG - Centro hypocrisy on carbon

In that case, why is Centro – pteg’s biggest member – backing a massive increase in long distance commuting, in the form of the Birmingham to London High Speed Two rail project?
Centro HS2: 54000 daily commuters

Written by beleben

February 24, 2011 at 4:00 pm

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