21 February 2020
Responding to new figures from the RAC, which show that one in three drivers are more dependent on the car than a year ago, and that 57% would be willing to use their cars less if the quality of public transport was better, Darren Shirley, Chief Executive of Campaign for Better Transport, said:
"Most drivers would like to use their cars less, but high rail and bus fares and infrequent, unreliable services are putting many off using public transport. The good news is that the Government has a golden opportunity to banish these bugbears, with a Rail White Paper and National Bus Strategy due in the coming months. It must take action to make public transport a more affordable, convenient choice and reduce car-dependency."
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Notes to Editors
The RAC's figures can be found on its website.
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