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The Impact of Congestion on Bus Passengers

Over the last 50 years, bus journey times have increased by almost 50% in the more congested urban areas. Already in London some buses on some routes run at close to walking speed. In this report, Professor David Begg highlights the crisis which has developed in bus service reliability across the UK.

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The Journey of the Green Bus

A revolution in the introduction of greener, cleaner buses in the UK is helping deliver on climate and air quality objectives. The Journey of the Green Bus explains how the last 20 years have transformed the emissions, efficiency and experience of buses.

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A Roadmap to Growth

This is an exciting time. There is a growing interest in the importance of towns and cities to our prosperity. Transport networks and local bus services are vital to this new urban agenda. Local decision makers have an important new opportunity – and some new challenges.

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KPMG: An economic evaluation of local bus infrastructure schemes

There is growing interest in the importance of towns and cities to our economic and social welfare; what makes them successful and how we can shape their development. Building on earlier Greener Journeys’ work: ‘Buses, Devolution and the Growth Agenda’, this project considers how we can improve decision-making in investing in local bus infrastructure.

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Briefing: A fair deal for bus users

Reductions in bus funding would result in fare rises and a decline in service levels according to Greener Journeys, the Campaign for Better Transport and pteg in A Fair Deal for Bus users – a briefing submitted to the Treasury ahead of the spending review in November.

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Greener Journeys: helping to make the switch to bus and coach

Greener Journeys is a campaign dedicated to encouraging people to make more sustainable travel choices. We aim to reduce CO2 emissions from transport by encouraging people to switch some of their car journeys to bus or coach instead. Switching from car to bus for just one journey a month would mean one billion fewer car journeys on our roads and would save two million tonnes of CO2 every year.

Buses enable us to live better lives


Delivering a lasting prosperity, throughout Britain


Protecting the environment


Enabling everyone to take part in the life of Britain

Our subsidised bus services have saved 5,279,040 commuter miles and over 314 tonnes of 
CO2 in the past three years

Source: Briefing a fair deal for bus users

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Greener Journeys responds to Second Reading of the Bus Services Bill

Greener Journeys
Posted on: 9th June 2016

Claire Haigh, Chief Executive of Greener Journeys, commented: “The introduction of the Bus Services Bill represents a significant shift in government priority, ...

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Bus usage is on the decline – what can be done?

Claire Haigh
Posted on: 15th June 2016

The number of bus journeys across England is on the decline and looks set to fall even further. New figures from the ...

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"Bus pass means I carry on living independently"
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Catch the Bus Week

Catch the Bus Week (4th July – 10th July 2016) is a national celebration of the benefits of taking the bus. We want the people who don’t normally take the bus to give it a try. So come on, get involved!

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Delivery vans and taxis are affecting bus services

Average traffic speeds fall to below 10mph in UK’s busiest cities as road congestion rises

Posted on: 2nd June 2016

Online shopping deliveries and rise of Uber contribute to growing congestion crisis Bus journey times increasing at a rate of 10% per decade, ...

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London traffic

London buses slow to walking pace as traffic jams rise to pre-congestion charge levels

Posted on: 2nd June 2016

One in three routes in the Capital has become more than 5% slower over the past year Online shopping deliveries and rise of ...

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LEPs hold the keys to growth

Posted on: 29th April 2016

Centralisation has for too long been choking off growth. There is a clear consensus across the political spectrum that power and decision ...

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Air quality has shot up the agenda

To tackle poor air quality, we need to talk about modal shift

Posted on: 2nd February 2016

Air quality has shot up the agenda. It is estimated that poor air quality may cause 29,000 early deaths a year, and ...

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Line of Buses

UK Bus Summit 2016

Date of event: Friday 12 February 2016

The second annual UK Bus Summit was held in London at the QEII Conference Centre, Westminster on 11thFebruary 2016 and once again ...

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Buses: Driving Britain’s Economy

Date of event: Friday 16 October 2015

Britain has an opportunity to harness the potential of the bus to help our economy and society prosper, while at the same ...

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