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Local Government Association bus journey figures: Campaign for Better Transport responds

14 September 2019

Responding to the figures highlighted today, 14 September 2019, by the Local Government Association, Darren Shirley, Chief Executive of Campaign for Better Transport, said:

"Buses are a lifeline, connecting people to education and jobs, shops and services, friends and family. As well as tackling loneliness, buses play a vital role in supporting local economies and reducing congestion and pollution. But communities across the country have seen their bus networks fall away in recent years. National Government needs to give local authorities the skills, powers and resources to protect and improve bus services."

In a report published last week, The future of the bus, Campaign for Better Transport called for a National Bus Strategy with a focus on:

  • Increasing the use of bus services across the country
  • Better integration of buses with other transport
  • A clear route to zero emission buses
  • Growth in use of technology to improve services


For further information please contact the press office on 020 3746 2235 or communications@bettertransport.org.uk

Notes to Editors

Read Campaign for Better Transport's report on The future of the bus.

Read the Local Government Association's press release.

Campaign for Better Transport operates in England and Wales. We campaign to bring sustainable transport to all and ensure solutions are delivered that improve the wellbeing of communities, quality of life and the environment. Campaign for Better Transport Charitable Trust is a registered charity (1101929).