16 June 2015
Campaign for Better Transport has responded to the publication of a report by the Equality Trust which looks at inequalities in government public transport subsidies across the country, leading to a further increase in overall economic inequality
James MacColl, Head of Campaigns, Campaign for Better Transport said:
“This report shows clearly that support for public transport isn't getting to where it's needed most. Across the country, rail fares have become unaffordable to many and bus services are being lost because of devastating cuts to funding.
"The Government needs to do more to tackle transport inequality. Instead of throwing money at wasteful road building schemes which worsen congestion and pollution we need to see a national strategy to save our buses, and action to ensure rail fares are more affordable including meeting the commitment for season ticket discounts for the ever growing army of part time workers."
Notes to editors
Read the Equality Trust report here - 'Taken for a ride: How UK public transport subsidies entrench inequality'