Blogs - Save our Buses
Find out more about our campaign to Save Our Buses.
07 October 2009
7 October 2009: We want to make sure that local authorities can regulate buses where this is needed to improve things for passengers. So we've responded to a Government consultation to make sure its guidance on quality contracts makes it realistic for these new powers to be used.
17 September 2009
17 September 2009: Local authorities have new powers they can use to improve buses, thanks to the Local Transport Act. But we're worried passengers will miss out because they're too scared to use them.
20 August 2009
20 August 2009: We recently ran a competition to find the most expensive bus fare in the country. But why are bus fares so high?
20 July 2009
20 July 2009: If you visit many European cities, you will see quiet, clean, frequent trams instead of cars hooting at each other. But in this country, we only have a few trams because Government guidance makes it very hard to introduce them.
10 July 2009
10 July 2009: Is your local bus fare the highest in the country?
08 July 2009
8 July 2009: We've been saying for some time that people in isolated rural areas need better public transport. Now we're delighted to see the Tories pick up one of our ideas.
03 July 2009
3 July 2009: We've argued that the Government should provide funding for low-carbon buses, so we're glad it has decided to help bus companies and local authorities to buy several hundred of them.
11 June 2009
11 June 2009: A tram scheme in Nottinghamshire is under threat because the newly elected Conservative councillors want to cut the Council's funding for it.
08 May 2009
8 May 2009: The Independent has publicised a fact we've been highlighting for some time now: since Labour came to power, public transport fares have risen while the cost of motoring has fallen, undermining attempts to cut carbon emissions.
21 April 2009
22 April 2009: Today we are celebrating the launch of the new statutory bus passenger watchdog that we campaigned for.