Blogs - Save our Buses
Find out more about our campaign to Save Our Buses.
20 March 2014
Eyes down! This week the Chancellor stood at the despatch box and delivered his ‘bingo budget’, but there was nothing for buses in his statement.
11 March 2014
Today we sent a clear message to the Chancellor George Osborne that enough is enough and action needs to be taken to halt the decline of our bus services across the country.
01 March 2014
The concessionary bus pass is often criticised as a subsidy to rich pensioners. But in fact it's a vital part of everyday life for millions of people. Each of the 9.7 million concessionary passes held by older and disabled people is used an average of 105 times a year. Pensioners on the lowest...
14 February 2014
Recently we heard the great news that Lancashire County Council had u-turned on a decision to cut £3.8m from its bus funding over two years. This could have meant many vital bus routes being cut completely, which would have caused social isolation and misery for thousands of people who depend on...
07 February 2014
We are only one month into 2014 but already we have seen a significant number of Local Authorities making financially agonising decisions to cut funding for vital supported bus services. From what we have seen so far 2014 could really be the year that Local Government spending cuts really start...
13 December 2013
13 December 2013: This week we have published our annual research into supported bus services across England and Wales. Our ‘Buses in Crisis’ report has found that 46 per cent of local authorities have reduced their support for buses in 2013-14 with a number threatening to remove all support in...
08 November 2013
8 November 2013: It is always great to hear of stories of passionate local campaigners standing up for public transport and doing all they can to make those in power sit up and listen. Daniel Farr from Bristol is one such campaigner. Over the course of the past year he has campaigned for cheaper...
25 September 2013
25 September 2013: Yesterday the annual bus statistics for England 2012/13 were released by the Department for Transport. The DfT release these stats every year and they often provide stark reading about the state of the nation’s buses.
23 August 2013
23 August 2013: Over the next few weeks and months we will be conducting research into bus cuts and where they are happening. For millions of people the bus is public transport with little or no other transport options to get from A to B.
01 July 2013
1 July 2013: We have been campaigning hard over the last few months, making the case for buses to MPs of all parties. This is quite simple to spell out; the hard part is getting people to listen in the first instance. The facts do speak for themselves though. More people use buses to commute to...