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   edition 8 | 2018

 bus user news

UK Bus Summit 2018

In recognition of the major role buses play in reducing pollution, this year’s Transport Times UK Bus Summit focused on why buses are an integral part of the solution to Clean Air Zones  Read more

Diversity across the Board

Bus Users UK is looking to increase the diversity of its Board with the recruitment of new directors to join its team of committed passenger champions
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Runaway transport emissions

As figures show transport emissions continue to grow, Green MEP, Keith Taylor, is calling for an end to outdated government policy and the mantra that 'car is king'   Read more

Scotland Your Bus Matters

Bus Users Scotland ran Your Bus Matters events in Kirkwall and Stormness in partnership with Stagecoach North Scotland and Orkney Islands Council
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Bus drivers 'safest on road'

Britain's Best Bus Driver 2017 - Maks Pruszewicz

Bus drivers are the safest and most considerate drivers, according to survey of road users carried out by Continental Tyres   Read more

Beating depression

Research that followed 18,000 people for more than a decade found that access to a free bus pass for elderly people reduced depression and loneliness and increased social engagement  Read more

New routes for Oxford

Bus Users Oxford has welcomed the new Route 210 service that will see buses return to Witney and Chipping Norton via villages in Wychwood, from 12 February
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Blackett Street update

Newcastle Chronicle - Dawn Badminton-Capps

Following a poll of local bus passengers that found 58% of people were against plans to pedestrianise Blackett Street in Newcastle, Bus Users is calling for a full consultation before any further action is taken  Read more

Clean air funding

Transport Minister, Nusrat Ghani, has announced a £40m funding package from the Government’s clean Bus Technology Fund to enable 20 local authorities to retrofit buses with clean technology 
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View from a bus

Passengers are being given a chance to win a cash prize when they vote for their favourite bus journeys in Britain’s Most Scenic Bus Routes   Read more

Gear change

The number of young adults driving in Britain fell by nearly 40% between 1994 and 2014 according to a study commissioned by the DfT  Read more

Bus users better off

A new national study from Stagecoach has shown that buses offer better value for money than commuting by car
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Norfolk bus subsidies saved

Norfolk County Council has scrapped plans to make sweeping cuts to bus subsidies, in a move welcomed by Bus Users UK   Read more

Bus Users Cymru

Bus Users Cymru held a successful profile raising day at the Senedd in Cardiff this January  Read more

Clean air for Scotland

Photo: Friends of the Earth Scotland

Four Low Emission Zones are being established in Scotland with funding from Scottish Government to retrofit buses with low emission upgrades   Read more

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