30 January 2019
Reacting to the release of the Department for Transport's Annual bus statistics for 2017/18, Darren Shirley, Chief Executive of Campaign for Better Transport, said:
"Local bus services are vital, linking millions of us to jobs, education, shops and services, friends and family. They open up opportunities and help to fight loneliness. But buses up and down the country are being cut, severing these precious connections. What we need is a national bus strategy, backed by central Government funding. Rail and roads, cycling and walking - all of these already have a national strategy. Why should buses be the poor relation?"
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Campaign for Better Transport is the UK's leading authority on sustainable transport. We champion transport solutions that improve people's lives and reduce environmental damage. Our campaigns push innovative, practical policies at local and national levels. Campaign for Better Transport Charitable Trust is a registered charity (1101929).