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Despite recent pledges of support for the UK's bus and coach services, Government's new 'Plan for drivers' looks set to prioritise the private car over public, shared and sustainable travel READ MORE

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Behind the wheel

We've joined forces with Ticketer and Women in Transport to highlight the importance of women working at all levels of the bus industry in order to improve inclusion and access to services  READ MORE

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A big hand

Catch the Bus Month Campaign Organiser, Vic Walker, shares some of the highlights of this year's campaign and the huge support of the people who design, plan, run and rely on these vital services  READ MORE

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Autumn Statement

Claire Walters described this year's Autumn Statement as a 'missed opportunity' to deliver the long-term, ring-fenced funding that would make bus services available to everyone who needs them  AUTUMN STATEMENT

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Fare's fair

Bus Users has welcomed a second extension of the Government's £2 bus fare cap scheme in England until the end of 2024 but says more needs to be done to ensure services are efficient and reliable READ MORE

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New Minister for Buses

Guy Opperman MP has become the new Minister for Roads and Local Transport with responsibility for bus and coach services at the Department for Transport in the Prime Minister's recent reshuffle  READ MORE

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Local activism

Bus Users' Greig Mackay has supported the formation of a new local group, the Dumfries and Galloway Bus Users Group, which aims to tackle timetabling, infrastructure and promotion  READ MORE

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Women on board

Women in Bus and Coach, the first national network of its kind launched at a Parliamentary event in London recently, aims to celebrate and encourage more women to work in the industry  READ MORE

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Bus boost

Government announced that £150 million of HS2 funding would be redirected to improve bus services in the Midlands and the North of England, the first tranche of a £1 billion investment  READ MORE

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Safer for everyone

We joined forces with the North Wales Police, Arriva and Transport for Wales to spread awareness of disability hate crime and create a safer, more inclusive environment for all bus passengers  READ MORE

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To franchise, or not to franchise?

Our Director for Wales, Barclay Davies,examines the findings of two new reports from CPT on bus franchising in Wales ahead of the Franchising Bill being put to the Senedd in early 2024  READ MORE

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Priority in practice

New bus priority measures in Aberdeen are already paying dividends for passengers with improved punctuality, journey times and service frequencies thanks to the Aberdeen Bus Alliance  READ MORE

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Bridging the gap

This year's Community Transport Week saw communities across the UK celebrate the 'vital role and inspiring work' of community transport in helping millions of people to stay connected  READ MORE

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ADR excellence

According to our latest audit by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute, Bus Users is achieving best practice in a number of areas as an Alternative Dispute Resolution body for bus and coach services  READ MORE

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