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Bus funding widens transport gap

Of the 77 local authorities which applied for Bus Service Improvement Funding, just 40% got a slice of the £1.15 billion recently awarded by the DfT, raising concerns for communities in the regions that were unsuccessful Read more

Bus routes down 25%

As the Chancellor's Spring Statement offered tax breaks to car drivers, new research from the Campaign for Better Transport revealed that England has lost a quarter of all bus services since 2012 Read more

Cornwall fare cuts

A four year pilot scheme in Cornwall will see bus fares cut by between 20% and 40% to improve access to jobs, education and training and encourage car users to switch to the bus Read more

Reduced access

A new study has found that accessibility standards on public transport have failed to keep pace with changes in mobility aids with current specifications accommodating just 54% of mobility aid users Read more

One for all

Consultation has opened on Welsh Government's new White Paper 'One network, one timetable, one ticket' which promises to fundamentally change the way bus services are planned in Wales  Read more

Going electric?

Writing in Talking Highways, Claire Walters, Chief Executive of Bus Users examines how the focus on switching to electric vehicles is a missed opportunity to transform transport for everyone  Read more

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Bus Strategy: one year on

In our submission to the call for evidence on the National Bus Strategy we suggest that more time, money and expertise is needed if 'Bus Back Better' is to achieve its aim to transform England's bus services  Read more

Joined-up journeys

TrawsCymru have partnered with Transport for Wales to produce a single ticket for rail and bus services between Aberystwyth and South Wales, saving passengers money and speeding up journeys Read more

Smart ticketing

Barclay Davies joined the panel for this year's Transport Innovation Online Summit discussing the role of Ticketing and Payments in attracting new and existing passengers back on board Watch the session

Moving towards zero

The Government's ZEBRA scheme has announced £198.3 million in funding to be split between 12 local transport authorities across England, equating to 943 new alternative-power buses Read more

Connecting communities

Scottish Borders Council and Bus Users are running an extensive engagement exercise with local communities to improve the transport network. To find out more and take part get in touch

5 Live

Dawn Badminton-Capps, Bus Users Director for England joined CBT's Sylvia Barrett on Radio 5 Live to discuss the full impact of funding announcements for England's buses (44 mins in) Listen again

Accessibility Audit

The results are in for our Accessibility Audit to find out what bus and coach operators have been doing to improve access to their services. We'll be sharing the findings in a special update so keep an eye out.

Going green

Bus Users Director for Scotland, Greig MacKay, was on STV recently to welcome Stagecoach Bluebird's new fleet of 100% electric vehicles with improved on-board features for passengers Read more

April not-so-foolish

National Express West Midlands announced its new, energy-saving pedal-powered-bus on April 'Fuels' Day. With an eye on inclusion, the promotion even offered a hand-powered option for wheelchair users

Tribute to a campaigner

We pay tribute to Barry Marlowe (pictured second from left), friend to Bus Users UK, tireless campaigner for local transport and a great supporter of passenger groups Read more

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