Blog - Future of buses
Find out more about our work on buses.
23 March 2017
Next week, the Bus Services Bill will be debated in the House of Commons, and MPs will have a final chance to make any amendments. More journeys are taken by bus every day than any other mode of public transport. Yet for buses to be in the policy spotlight is a rare event, and one worth...
30 January 2017
Rural areas are losing their buses. And without buses, many residents are also losing access to a whole range of other services. So says Andy Dean, one of the Directors of Rural England CIC, who produced a report this month entitled State of Rural Services 2016. Andy has written this guest blog...
09 November 2016
After a long-running campaign by the charity Guide Dogs, the Government have agreed to make all buses accessible to people with sight loss and hearing loss by requiring all buses to have audio and visual information on-board. Rachel Kitchin of the Guidedogs Campaign Team explains more
11 October 2016
Bus users in Minehead and Porlock are horrified by plans to withdraw the No. 10 bus, the 101 and the 14, after they were deemed no longer viable. Naomi Marley, editor of Exmoor Magazine (www.exmoormagazine.co.uk and facebook.com/exmoormagazine) met some of those affected by the proposals.
16 September 2016
Since March I’ve been on the road with Save Our Buses meeting brilliant local campaigners. I’ve also been in the office receiving your emails, phone calls and letters.
19 July 2016
As bus cuts bite across the country, many councils are replacing regular buses with bookable 'Demand Responsive Transport', or 'DRT'. Dick Fowler, a bus campaigner in Lincolnshire, wrote this guest blog for us about how Demand Responsive Transport is failing people in his area.
13 July 2016
Last week was Catch the Bus Week – a national week dedicated to encouraging people to give the bus a go. In Nottingham, bus drivers were donning silly wigs; in Lincoln, passengers have been baking fantastic bus cakes. Meanwhile in Westminster, peers have been gathering in the chamber of the...
08 July 2016
The Bus Services Bill is new legislation planned to improve bus services from May 2017, but only if your transport authority can be persuaded to use the new powers. Here is our guide to the Bill for campaigners.
26 May 2016
Nearly 80% of local authorities have reduced school transport since 2010. Sian Thornthwaite of STC has written this guest blog about the crisis in school and college transport.
11 April 2016
We know that bus cuts can be devastating for local people - but what about for tourists and the businesses that rely on them? This guest blog by transport journalist Rhodri Clark considers a hidden cost of cutting buses.