Bus Users publishes submission to Surrey County Council’s bus consultation

Bus Users publishes submission to Surrey County Council’s bus consultation

Bus Users has submitted its response to Surrey County Council’s consultation on the proposed removal of subsidy for buses in the area.

The report, which follows a series of public consultations across Surrey, highlights the impact of cuts on social isolation, the local economy and traffic congestion, with students and people with disabilities likely to be particularly badly effected.

Buses account for nearly two thirds of all journeys made by public transport and provide essential access to education, employment and services. According to Dawn Badminton-Capps, Director for England at Bus Users: “Cuts to bus subsidies will have a direct impact on people with disabilities and those on low incomes, and on social and healthcare budgets, leaving gaps in service provision that community transport simply will not be able to bridge.

“We would be happy to work with Surrey County Council to mitigate the impact of any bus cuts, and  to find ways to protect these vital lifelines.”

Click here to read the response in full 

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