Blog - Future of buses
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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.
11 April 2016
Bus adventurer Roger French shares his experiences of the best of British bus travel.
"How often have you heard retired people remark: 'I just don't know how I found the time to go to work'? Well, that's me too. It's three years since I hung up my Brighton & Hove Bus Company Managing...
23 March 2016
Campaign for Better Transport welcomes an old campaigner to a new role. Steve Chambers is the new Bus Campaigner.
12 February 2016
Wiltshire Council is consulting the public on changes to subsidised bus services. Kate Freeman from Devizes Passengers has written this blog about her concerns for the future.
04 January 2016
Happy New Year everyone! Today our public transport creaked back in to action as millions of people headed back to work after the Christmas break. The news has been dominated by frustrated rail passengers who have yet again been given a New Year slap in the face by both the Government and train...