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   edition 5 | 2017

 bus user news

Bus Users Manifesto relaunch

With the General Election looming, Bus Users UK is re-issuing its 10 point Manifesto, calling on the next Government to recognise Britain’s buses as a transport lifeline  
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Communiting and wellbeing

A survey from the University of West England has looked at the correlation between the duration of our daily commute and our levels of ‘life satisfaction’ with some surprising, and not so surprising results  Read more

Fresh perspective

The Liverpool Echo interviewed bus drivers Vicky Unsworth (Stagecoach) and Andy Gifford (Arriva) to get the inside gen on what it’s really like to be a bus driver, from the best and worst aspects of the job, to whether good passengers outnumber bad Read more

App on board

With congestion at an all-time high and UK drivers spending an average of 32 hours a year stuck in traffic (see Running to stand still), First Bus decided to launch a new app to get people out of their cars and onto the bus Read more

Liberty - literally

In its first study on the social impact of bus services, LibertyBus in Jersey has found that buses save people money and improve social interaction, independence and inclusion Read more

Events for Scotland

Bus Users Scotland is running two Your Bus Matters events in Galashiels on 6 and 7 June and another in Fortwilliam on 13th June. They’ll also be running a whole series of Your Bus Matters in partnership with Scottish Borders Council and Borders Buses planned for Langholm, Hawick,Jedburgh, Galashiels, Kelso, Peebles and Selkirk. Keep an eye on our events page for details.
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Boost for Dublin bus numbers

Radical plans are underway to boost passenger numbers on Dublin buses by 50% following a €1billion re-design of the bus network  Read more

Scotland Transport Summit

Gavin Booth, Director of Bus Users Scotland, will be joining key figures from Scotland’s transport industry to discuss the needs and future transport strategy for the country Read more

Running to stand still

A recent study from traffic analysts Inrix has showed that UK drivers spend on average 32 hours a year stuck in traffic with congestion costing over £30bn a year. Read more

Getting our heads together

Meera Rambissoon, Senior Consultant for passenger transport consultancy with the TAS Partnership, is undertaking a survey to help raise awareness and change attitudes around mental health and public transport. The surveys (one for operators and one for passengers) take just a few moments to complete but will encourage positive change in public transport for staff and passengers with mental health conditions  Read more

England - Your Bus Matters

We’re running a series of Your Bus Matters Events across June and July including in Ipswich, Leicester and Bristol, with further events scheduled for Bath, Grimsby, Hull and Whitehaven. Keep an eye on our events pages for details 
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