Public transport fit for the climate emergency

This report for the TUC lays out an investment plan to improve public transport on the scale needed for people to switch from using cars in line with emissions targets for the Climate Emergency.

It shows capital expenditure needs to step up by around £10bn per year, and operating expenditure needs to step up by  around £19bn per year. The report calculates this increased expenditure would generate an increase in GDP of around £50bn per year, far outweighing the costs. It estimates that approaching one million extra jobs would be directly generated in the transport and construction industries, with twice that number generated indirectly.

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