Bus crucial for family and community life in the UKWith two thirds of all public transport journeys in the UK made by bus, new research from sustainable transport group Greener Journeys reveals that British bus passengers believe that the bus is the fabric of UK society and, if they did not have access to the bus, they would spend less time with friends and family; at events and restaurants; and exercising.
Briefing: A fair deal for bus usersReductions 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.
KPMG ReportBuses, devolution and the growth agenda: A guide to investing in local bus infrastructure Drawing on expertise from 60 expert stakeholders, this guide sets out policy recommendations to help local decision makers harness the potential of the bus to boost economic growth, create jobs and strengthen communities.
Bus 2020: The Case for the BusGreener Journeys sets out solutions to promote investment in bus infrastructure, maintain free bus passes for older people, and encourage more people to commute by bus.
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