England buses face 'cliff-edge' in funding

Passengers in England are facing a 30% cut in services as operators brace themselves for the end of Covid Recovery Funding on 31 March. Bus Users has joined calls from across the industry to support and protect these lifeline services.

Read more and lend your voice to the campaign email the Chancellor

Bus priority boost

The West Lothian Bus Alliance, chaired by Bus Users Director for Scotland, Greig MacKay, has secured over £220k from the Bus Priority Fund to improve services and boost passenger numbers Read more

Passenger power

Bus Users has joined forces with the Rail Ombudsman to improve services for public transport users and raise awareness of Alternative Dispute Resolution to help passengers and operators settle complaints Read more

Feeling connected

New research among London bus users unexpectedly found that people feel a strong emotional bond to bus travel. As well as trusting and relying on buses, many actively enjoy the experience   Read more

Building car dependency

A report examining 20 new housing developments found the majority are poorly designed for sustainable and active travel options and are simply trapping communities into car-dependency Read more

Meanwhile in Ayrshire...

Stagecoach West Scotland and Persimmon have formed an innovative new partnership aimed at reducing car dependency by offering the first 65 buyers in a new housing development free bus passes Read more

Spread the word

We've produced some posters in a range of formats including Welsh language and accessible versions for use on buses and at stops encouraging people to #BeBusKind as we get back on board Read more

We hear you

We joined First West Yorks, Arriva Yorkshire and Andrea Jenkyns MP for Morley and Outwood to find out what residents and commuters really think about their local bus services.Read more

Joined up thinking

Strathclyde's Partnership for Transport has set out plans for a fully integrated transport system that will transform communities and tackle social, economic and environmental challenges Read more

It's an honour

Barclay Davies, Bus Users Director for Wales, has been awarded an OBE in The Queen’s 2022 New Year Honours for 'services to Public Transport and Government' Read more

You & Yours

BBC Radio 4's You & Yours recently examined the impact of bus cuts and driver shortages on people's lives, particularly disabled people and those living in rural communities (9m10s in) Listen now

Passenger transport

TfL's new zero emission buses offer high-spec, passenger-focused improvements with real-time digital signage, bigger wheelchair and buggy areas and high-contrast priority seating Read more

Recognition

An inspiring new exhibition has opened at the London Transport Museum celebrating the struggles, triumphs and immense contribution Caribbean people have made to transport and culture in the UK Read more

Weathering the storm

Bus Users Chief Executive, Claire Walters looks at the role of Demand Responsive Transport in tackling the 'perfect storm' facing rural bus services in the Rural Services Network bulletin Read more

Zero emission buses for Wales

As Cardiff Bus launches a fleet of electric vehicles, Barclay Davies spoke to the BBC about why Zero Emission buses will be vital in offering passengers an appealing alternative to the car Read more

Ordinary hero

A Glasgow bus driver has been reunited with the passenger whose life he saved on board the Number 57 bus. Billy Bell performed CPR for over 30 minutes on John McCann until paramedics arrived  Read more

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