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CAMPAIGN for FREE PUBLIC TRANSPORT ARCHIVE
This page is the central archive of our campaign and includes the minutes of our meetings, research papers, discussion documents, past news articles, photos and other information not listed elsewhere on this web site.
Minutes of Meetings
Minutes of the Meeting held on 6th October 2008
Minutes of the Meeting held on 28th October 2008
Minutes of the Meeting held on 20th November 2008
Minutes of the Meeting held on 18th December 2008
Minutes of the Meeting held on 15th January 2009
Minutes of the Meeting held on 19th February 2009
Minutes of the Meeting held on 19th March 2009
Minutes of the Meeting held on 16th April 2009
Minutes of the Meeting held on 21st May 2009
Minutes of the Meeting held on 18th June 2009
Minutes of the Meeting held on 16th July 2009
Minutes of the Meeting held on 8th August 2009
Minutes of the Meeting held on 17th September 2009
Minutes of the Meeting held on 28th October 2009
Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on 19th November 2009
Constitution of the Campaign for Free Public Transport
as agreed at the Annual General Meeting held on 19th November 2009.
Campaign News - Home Page Archive
FREE PUBLIC TRANSPORT CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED IN GREATER MANCHESTER - Our first news story and original home page. Reports the launch of our campaign on 25th September 2008.
GREATER MANCHESTER VOTERS
REJECT TIF PROPOSALS BY 4 to 1!
- CfFPT RALLY RECEIVES ENDORSEMENT OF QUEEN VICTORIA! - Our Jan-Feb 2009 Home Page reporting on the TIF Referendum Results and the CfFPT December Rally in Piccadilly Gardens.
GRAHAM STRINGER MP TO SPEAK AT CfFPT OPEN PUBLIC TRANSPORT FORUM - FREE PUBLIC TRANSPORT CAMPAIGN START TOUR OF GREATER MANCHESTER IN SALE TOWN CENTRE - Our March 2009 Home Page reporting on the CfFPT Open Forum at the Mechanics Institute and the Campaign's visit to Sale town centre.
PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALLERS' UNION ADDS SUPPORT TO CAMPAIGN - WELSH MP CALLS FOR FREE PUBLIC TRANSPORT TO HELP FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE - Our April-March 2009 Home Page reporting on the affiliation of the PFA to the CfFPT and calls by Dai Davies MP for free pubic in Wales to help fight climate change.
FIREFIGHTERS JOIN SOCCER STARS, TEACHERS,
JOURNALISTS & HEALTH WORKERS IN CALLING
FOR FREE PUBLIC TRANSPORT FOR EVERYONE! - Our June-November 2009 Home Page reporting on the affiliation of the FBU to the CfFPT and our work alongside calls Dai Davies MP towards the launch of a nationwide campaign.
AS CLIMATE SUMMIT STALLS IN COPENHAGEN
MANCHESTER CAMPAIGNERS CALL FOR FREE PUBLIC TRANSPORT TO
HELP TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE.... - Our December 2009-Februay 2010 Home Page reporting on our town centre campaigning in Bury, Greater Manchester.
COLLABORATION WITH MP LAYS BASIS FOR NATIONAL LAUNCH CONFERENCE IN BIRMINGHAM - Our March 2010-June 2010 Home Page reporting that the launch meeting of a national campaign for free public transport will take place on Saturday 16th October (re-arranged from 20th March)at the Britannia Hotel, New Street, Birmingham from 11.0am to 5.00pm.
Research, Discussion Papers & Contributions to the Debate on Public Transport
Towards a sustainable Transport policy by Bob Jeffrey - a discussion paper addressing exactly what it says on the tin.
Transport in Greater Manchester by Joe Dalston - an excellent article on public transport policy and usage in Greater Manchester, as well as an evaluation of the benefits of free and subsidised transport.
BIF the TIF - Vote no to the congestion charge! Say yes to free and better public transport! by Stephen Hall - argues the case for a 'No' vote in the Greater Manchester TIF Referendum in December 2008.
Hasselt Samen Anders Mobiel - the story behind the sustainable mobility policy of the Belgian city of Hasselt.
CfFPT case argued on BBC Radio Manchester Breakfast Show - On Monday 15th December 2008, Stephen Hall speaking on behalf of the Campaign for Free Public Transport, took part in a BBC Radio Manchester Breakfast Show discussion on the future of public transport in Greater Manchester, the questions asked, following on from the resounding thumbs down to the TIF bid and associated congestion charge, proposed in the previous week's referendum.
NEW!!!! - For an archive of photos from our December Rally and of our campaign activities generally, please go to our Campaign Photos page.
The campaign for free public transport is a growing international movement as can be seen in reports from all the following countries:
CAMPAIGN TO TARGET
Can you help us?
In the next few weeks the CfFPT is aiming to extend its support amongst the Trades Unions by targetting the nation's main transport unions, principally the Rail, Maritime & Transport union (the RMT), UNITE (formerly the T&GWU) and the train drivers union ASLEF.
We are particularly focussing on these Unions because their members will be the most affected by what we are proposing, and likely the biggest beneficiaries in terms of improved job security and better working conditions.
Theses trades unions are also the ones best placed to recruit into their ranks the thousands of new bus, train and tram drivers, guards and related maintenance staff who would be needed to provide the massively expanded, fully integrated public transport service we are wanting to see introduced.
If you are a member of one of these trades unions, and support what we are fighting for, maybe you can help us? E-mail us via:
if you can.