Blogs - Save our Buses
Find out more about our campaign to Save Our Buses.
06 September 2019
With 4.4 billion journeys made by bus each year, buses are the backbone of transport networks across the country. But in recent years, falling passenger numbers and cuts to services have left many communities disconnected. Following the Chancellor's announcement of £200m this week to "put the...
29 July 2019
When severe service cuts were threatened, Bus Users Shropshire took action, helping to trigger nearly 1,000 responses to the Council’s consultation. Les Lumsdon picks up the story in this guest blog.
08 July 2019
We already know buses are important for more than just getting to work or appointments - they bring friends and family together, help us take part in activities, be members of clubs and get out and about to do the things we enjoy - so as part of this year’s Catch the Bus Week we invited you to...
03 July 2019
Buses connect millions of people to jobs and college, shops and services, friends and family. Three out of every five public transport journeys are made by bus, but they are often overlooked at a national policy level.
05 June 2019
I recently had the great pleasure of addressing 4,000 members of the Women’s Institute at their annual meeting. I was invited to talk in support of a resolution calling for the Government and local authorities to address the decline in local bus services, particularly in rural areas.
29 May 2019
The Transport Select Committee has published the results of its inquiry into bus services in England outside London, an inquiry we gave evidence to. The Committee’s report recognises that the steady decline of local buses needs to be tackled, and tackled urgently.
13 March 2019
Along with my colleagues at Campaign for Better Transport I was deeply saddened to learn of the death of our long-time friend Simon Norton.
05 March 2019
Recently, I was interviewed by Julia Langdon (a Fleet Street legend) for a programme on BBC Radio Four called ‘Am I too old to drive’. The programme looked at how and when we should stop driving.
05 December 2018
Our new research, 'The future of rural bus services in the UK', shows how we can turn the tide of cut off communities and make sure our towns and villages stay accessible for everyone.
07 November 2018
Last week I gave evidence to the Transport Select Committee in the House of Commons as part of its inquiry into the health of the bus market in the UK. We all know that buses are a vitally important transport mode for many people and communities, yet they get little national attention. This...