The Case for the Bus PassConcessionary bus travel for older and disabled people delivers real and significant economic and social benefits. In a new Bus 2020 report, Greener Journeys has worked with KPMG to explore the huge range of wider benefits the bus pass provides to the UK and its people.
Bus 2020: A Manifesto for the Next ParliamentIn the Bus 2020 manifesto we set out concrete, practical solutions that will generate growth, boost jobs and protect the environment. This includes the Bus Bonus, a new tax incentive that would boost the British economy and help thousands of struggling families and concessionary travel for apprentices.
Buses and Economy IIBuses and the Economy II investigates the link between bus services in the UK and the wider economy. This research aims to demonstrate how buses provide vital access to jobs; facilitate access to shopping and leisure facilities, especially in town and city centres; and their added value to society in the form of social welfare and public health.
Greener Journeys is a campaign to encourage fewer car journeys and more trips by bus and coach. We aim to increase the value of bus and coach travel in stimulating economic growth, reducing congestion and CO2 emissions and enabling access to jobs, retail, leisure and vital services.
Bus and coach travel can help...
Boost local businesses
Boost local businesses and local economies - linking people with workplaces, retail and business.See the benefits
Reduce congestion, carbon emissions and local air pollution - maximising road space and fuel, helping the environment.See the benefits
Improve access to jobs
Improve accessibility to jobs, education/training and vital services - connecting people to the community.See the benefits