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  • 11 December 2012

    12 December 2012: We've just published new research showing that 40% of councils are making further cuts to funding for bus services, after deep cuts last year.

  • 20 November 2012

    20 November 2012: The Government is giving councils more control over funding for buses. The change mustn't mean passengers lose out.

  • 17 September 2012

    17 September 2012: We welcome the recommendation of the last Transport Committee report that aims to strengthen partnerships between local authorities and bus operators in places where bus services are poor, and to focus efforts on raising service standards and achieving a reliable and...

  • 23 May 2012

    23 May 2012: There’s growing outrage in Lancaster as bus information for passengers is being whittled away.

  • 14 May 2012

    14 May 2012: The Equalities and Human Rights Commission today criticised Treasury ministers for failing to be clear on how they had fulfilled their equality duties when they cut funding for buses in the 2010 spending review.

  • 26 March 2012

    26 March 2012: There are thousands of parish, borough and town councils up and down the country, and there are millions of bus users in market towns and rural villages who are being hit hard by devastating bus cuts. But what can these councils do, if anything, to help?

  • 26 March 2012

    26 March 2012: We welcome the announcement that Norman Baker will be giving some extra money to buses; but the Government has a long way to go to avoid a funding crisis.

  • 14 March 2012

    14 March 2012: We have written a joint letter with the Association of Transport Coordinating Officers to George Osborne calling for urgent action to fill the £60 million funding hole in the bus pass scheme. The money has to come from somewhere, and at the moment it’s being drained from budgets...

  • 25 January 2012

    25 January 2012: With just 3 months warning the Welsh Government has announced this week a 25% cut to the Bus Service Operator Grant from April 1st 2012.

  • 24 January 2012

    24 January 2012: We forced Cambridgeshire to freeze bus cuts and go back to the drawing board. But after a full consultation, is the new plan any better? And what lessons can other Councils learn?