Blog - Future of buses
Find out more about our work on buses.
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...
09 October 2018
In this guest blog, Derrick Coffee from the East Sussex Campaign for Better Transport local branch explains the value and importance of a daily rural bus service.
10 September 2018
From urban congestion to rural non-existence, the problems faced by Cambridgeshire’s bus users are manifold. Can the Mayor’s review improve services and get more people on board?
31 July 2018
We had one objective for the 2018 edition of Buses in Crisis, the report we’ve produced annually since 2010, and that was to have our biggest impact yet. And in many ways we achieved that aim, but that’s not the end of the story.
06 June 2018
If ever there was a solution looking for a problem it is allowing other vehicles into bus lanes. The clue is in the name. They are there because buses are the most efficient way to move people on the roads.
22 January 2018
When it comes to motorised transport, the bus is definitely the poor relation. It doesn’t appear to have the same appeal to decision makers that road and rail have. Indeed, both these forms of transport consume vast public resources in comparison to buses, yet buses are an essential form of...
23 October 2017
Rural bus services are in crisis throughout Britain. Public sector austerity cuts have resulted in local authorities reducing support for rural bus networks. The insanely unfair system of reimbursement for English National Concessionary Travel (ENCT) senior passes discriminates against rural bus...
31 August 2017
Saving a bus route is hard, and restoring cuts once they've happened is even harder. But when the frequency of bus no. 18 was reduced, Lancaster Bus Users' Group didn't let that stop them. Chair Jim Davies tells the story of how negotiating and working with the local authority and bus company...
09 August 2017
Has your bus journey ever included a free ice cream?! Mark Holroyd, the New Forest National Park Authority’s Transport, Access and Sustainable Tourism Manager, tells us about how, after bus subsidies were cut, savvy marketing, the support of sponsors and increasing bus frequencies gave the 112...
05 July 2017
When the Epping Forest Transport Action Group found out about proposals to cut evening services on the 250 and 251, cutting off anyone who worked evening shifts or wanted to go out in the evening, it sprang into action. Dave Plummer, the group organiser, explains how they are campaigning to save...