Bus Users UK Partner Pack
Thank you for supporting Catch the Bus Month 2022!
With so many of us returning to schools, offices and leisure activities, itâs a great time to promote the benefits of bus travel and get people back on board.
Throughout September weâll be running face-to-face and virtual events and social media campaigns, as well as supporting the campaigns and events run by you, our partners.
Below are some useful, free-to-use resources including Catch the Bus Month logos, graphics and posters (in English and Welsh) promoting the benefits of the bus, a factsheet from CPT with lots of supporting evidence and a template press release with quotes from our Chief Executive. Our Partner Pack is also available to download
Whatever you decide to do for Catch the Bus Month, make sure you keep us posted and weâll support your activities on our website and social media platforms. We can also put you in touch with anyone else in your area celebrating Catch the Bus Month.
To get in touch with us, call our team on 0300 111 0001 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to celebrating Catch the Bus Month with you!
How we can help
Much as weâd love to, we canât be there for every event. But if you send us an invitation, weâll do our best to join you. Weâd also be delighted to discuss running a joint event or providing a speaker, and of course weâll promote whatever event, activity or campaign you run.
Weâll also be on hand to offer advice, support and a range of free-to-use campaign materials. We have a launch event planned ourselves to kick-off Catch the Bus Month which weâll let you know about shortly and please keep an eye out on our website for updates bususers.org/catch-the-bus-month
Logos,Â Graphics, Posters & Digital Banners
We’ve produced a range of materials in a host of different formats, print and screen-ready and in English and Welsh to accompany your campaign.
CPT’s Factsheet is full of useful research and statistics to support your campaign and demonstrate the social, economic and environmental benefits of the bus.
Bus Passenger Survey
With bus passenger satisfaction riding high at 87%, the latest figures from Transport Focus are a great way to encourage more people to get on board.
Template Press Release
Feel free to use this handy template to promote your events and activities throughout the month.
Some ideas to get you started
There are lots of ways to bring people together to celebrate the bus. Below are just a few ideas, but feel free to share your own.
We run âLetâs Talk Busesâ events throughout the year, often with a fully operational bus on hand to provide somewhere to sit and chat. Itâs a great opportunity for operators and local authorities promote their work and hear what passengers have to say about their services. Weâd recommend handing out some freebies so people have something to take away from the event and contacting your local media for some advanced publicity.
You could run an open-forum or panel discussion; invite people to send in questions to an âAsk the operatorâ session; encourage bus users to share photos or stories on social media; or run a competition giving away free bus tickets. The possibilities are endless!
If youâre launching a new service or app, want to share your work on your Bus Service Improvement Plan or Enhanced Partnership, or youâre taking delivery of a new vehicle or fleet, a launch event to coincide with Catch the Bus Month could be the perfect way to promote your services and attract new passengers.
Put out a Tweet to your local Mayor, MP, councillors and celebrities to take a bus-selfie and tag you in.
Get people involved
Run an art competition for kids to show how much they love their bus, or ask people to nominate someone theyâd like to name a bus after.
The opportunities for Catch the Bus Month are endless! All we ask is that, wherever possible, you:
- Work in partnership with Bus Users UK, local operators, local authorities and local communities
- Use the logo, badge or banner on any Catch the Bus Month activity
- Use the hashtag #CTBM2022 or #CatchTheBusMonth and tag us in @BusUsersUK
- Promote the benefits of bus travel and show how amazing these vital services are
- Keep usÂ posted! We want to know what you’re doing so we can support your great work
A little bit about Bus Users
Bus Users is a charity that campaigns for inclusive, accessible transport. We are the only approved Alternative Dispute Resolution Body for the bus and coach industry and the designated body for handling complaints under the Passenger Rights in Bus and Coach Legislation. We are also part of a Sustainable Transport Alliance, a group working to promote the benefits of public, shared and active travel.
Alongside our complaints work we investigate and monitor services and work with operators and transport providers to improve services for everyone. We run events, carry out research, respond to consultations, speak at government select committees and take part in industry events to make sure the voice of the passenger is heard.
Bus Users UK Charitable Trust Ltd is a registered charity (1178677 and SC049144) and a Company Limited by Guarantee (04635458).
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