Manchester Green New Deal podcast

"It's a must to achieve environmental goals" Publicly controlled transport with Better Busses GM

August 03, 2020 Season 1 Episode 21
Manchester Green New Deal podcast
"It's a must to achieve environmental goals" Publicly controlled transport with Better Busses GM
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Manchester Green New Deal podcast
"It's a must to achieve environmental goals" Publicly controlled transport with Better Busses GM
Aug 03, 2020 Season 1 Episode 21

Public transport is a complex beast in the UK. local transport can be run by a myriad of private firms, public private partnerships, municipally owned businesses, charities, publicly controlled private firms and other quangos. No doubt that public transport is a key pillar when it comes to tackling the climate crisis but which organisation is the most effective at tackling it and how should British democracy interact with it? With smaller vital, yet seemingly unprofitable routes being cut across Manchester we ask; is there a better way? 


This week we are joined by Pascale Robinson (@PascaleRobinson) from Better Buses Greater Manchester (@BetterBusesGM) to discuss what publicly controlled transport is, how it differs from publicly owned transport and how our local democracies should interact with transport providers.

get in contact with the better buses campaign at
[email protected]

Shout Outs

Friends of the earth Manchester
@foemcr

Acorn tenants union
@ACORN_tweets

Guy Standing and his book "plunder of the commons"
https://www.guystanding.com/books

Save Ryebank Fields 
@ryebankfields

Leo murrays "away with all the cars'
https://www.common-wealth.co.uk/reports/away-with-all-cars-redux


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Show Notes

Public transport is a complex beast in the UK. local transport can be run by a myriad of private firms, public private partnerships, municipally owned businesses, charities, publicly controlled private firms and other quangos. No doubt that public transport is a key pillar when it comes to tackling the climate crisis but which organisation is the most effective at tackling it and how should British democracy interact with it? With smaller vital, yet seemingly unprofitable routes being cut across Manchester we ask; is there a better way? 


This week we are joined by Pascale Robinson (@PascaleRobinson) from Better Buses Greater Manchester (@BetterBusesGM) to discuss what publicly controlled transport is, how it differs from publicly owned transport and how our local democracies should interact with transport providers.

get in contact with the better buses campaign at
[email protected]

Shout Outs

Friends of the earth Manchester
@foemcr

Acorn tenants union
@ACORN_tweets

Guy Standing and his book "plunder of the commons"
https://www.guystanding.com/books

Save Ryebank Fields 
@ryebankfields

Leo murrays "away with all the cars'
https://www.common-wealth.co.uk/reports/away-with-all-cars-redux


If you like the show tell your comrades!

Find us on

 Twitter:@MCRGND_POD

Insta: Manchestergndpod

FB:MCRGNDPOD