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Report shows urban bus network could be seriously damaged by funding cuts

23 August 2011
Responding to the publication of Unpinning Policy: Modelling Bus Subsidy in English Metropolitan Areas, Sophie Allain Campaign for Better Transport’s bus campaigner, said:

“Good, affordable bus services are vital to give people access to jobs. If the Government wants to get people into work, it must make sure that our big cities have reasonably priced and fit for purpose bus services. Sadly this report shows that bus networks could be seriously damaged as various cuts to funding streams combine. We fear that next year the 20 per cent cut to the fuel tax rebate for buses could be the straw that breaks the camel’s back for some services”

Notes to Editors

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