Bus Users UK and Women in Transport are part of a brand new campaign by Ticketer, â€˜Making Public Transport Even Saferâ€™.
The first part of the campaign has been released for Catch the Bus Month 2023 and is aimed at increasing safety on board while encouraging female ridership. It offers an action plan for passengers, advice on spotting signs of abuse and what actions to take when abuse is spotted, as well as guidance to operators on how to make bus travel even safer to improve the passenger experience.
The second campaign, â€˜Women Behind the Wheel: Driving Diversity in Transportâ€™, seeks to empower women in the industry and increase organisational standards for better female representation in positions of authority. 60% of UK bus users are women but just 20% of women make up the UK bus industryâ€™s workforce.
Claire Walters, Bus Users UK Chief Executive, said: â€œBeing able to travel safely and with confidence is vital for the millions of women who rely on bus services. This work being done with Ticketer and Women in Transport shows how important it is for women to be represented at all levels of the industry so that together, we can improve the journey for everyone.”