news from bus users

Bus Back Better
The long-awaited National Bus Strategy was finally published on 15 March and promises, among other things, more evening and weekend services, cheaper travel, easier and integrated ticketing and more bus priority measures  Read more

Putting passengers first

Local authorities across England have been given new responsibilities under the National Bus Strategy which must be 'driven by what passengers and would-be passengers want in their area'  Read more

The new normal

As the UK started to emerge from lockdown month, bus services have been leading the charge towards social and economic recovery, with a return to close to pre-pandemic levels of service  Read more

Community engagement

Our Chief Executive joined the Landor Links National Bus Strategy webinar addressing the need for effective community engagement with panelists from City Science, Urban Things and Atkins   Read more

A new route 

A report from the WI on the impact of rural bus cuts found that 46% of people experienced difficulties accessing basic services as a result, and 72% have had to increase their dependency on a car  Read more

Life after Covid

A new survey from CBT on people's travel needs post-pandemic shows less crowded services, cheaper fares and better routes are key to getting people back on board  Read more

Call to end 'big bus bias'

Only standard single and double decker vehicles are currently included in zero emission bus funds, in what bus manufacturer Mellor describes as 'big bus bias'. We are urging government to reconsider  Read more

New bus partnership for Wales

A partnership agreement signed by leading bus and public sector figures promises £37m of funding from Welsh Government to 'fundamentally reshape' services and deliver better, more integrated transport  Read more

Counter intuitive

While the National Bus Strategy is set to improve bus priority across England, Newcastle City Council has moved a step closer to permanently banning buses from the city centre Read more

Access to coaches

In a move welcomed by Bus Users, the Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee is calling for all coaches available for hire to comply with accessibility regulations  Read more

Everyone aboard

A new campaign from Poverty Alliance is calling for free bus travel for anyone on low-income benefits in Scotland to ease financial pressure, unlock opportunities and 'bring us back together'  Read more

Reconnecting people

A report on England's 'left behind' neighbourhoods examines the day-to-day issues caused by poor connectivity and the challenges of accessing jobs and public services  Read more

Life saving

A conversation on a London bus in March 2020 saved the lives of hundreds of thousands of people.The passengers were Prof Martin Landray and Sir Jeremy Farrar   Read more

And finally...

Some of may remember our esteemed Founder, Dr Jean Caroline Cahm. Her daughter Claire kindly wrote to let us know she is doing well during lockdown, as you can see! 

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