Graham Vidler, CPT's Chief Executive, appeared before the Economic Affairs Committee yesterday alongside Andy Bagnall of Rail Delivery Group, Rt Hon Norman Baker of Campaign for Better Transport, and Robert Griggs of Airlines UK, to discuss the impact Covid-19 has had on employment in the transport sector.
To the editor
The decision by Carlyle to tell its employees to avoid public transport (Financial Times: Carlyle staff told to avoid public transport on London office return, 18 August) is not based on facts and fails to reflect the realities of travelling on public transport.
Reacting to the announcement that bus funding has been extended, CPT’s Chief Executive Graham Vidler said:
“Buses are essential in getting millions of people to work, education, retail and leisure venues and to see family and friends. Operators have put in place extensive safer travel arrangements and it’s great to see passengers responding by returning in increasing numbers. It remains important for passengers to follow guidance on safer travel, particularly the requirement to wear face coverings.