Budget 2017: a missed opportunity

Budget 2017: a missed opportunity

Bus Users has welcomed measures in this year’s Budget to address growing congestion in urban areas but warned more needs to be done to encourage a modal shift from private to public transport.

Norman Baker, Chair of Bus Users said: “The most effective way to tackle congestion is to get people out of their cars and on to buses. This can only be done by investing in services, adopting priority measures for buses in town and city centres, and subsidising bus travel, particularly for young people.

“Given the vital contribution buses make to reducing congestion and pollution, addressing social isolation, boosting local economies and improving access to health, education and employment, this Budget has been a missed opportunity."

New status and Board members for Bus Users UK

13th June 2018

Bus Users UK has officially become a registered UK charity

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New Scottish Transport Bill welcomed by Bus Users

11th June 2018

Transport Bill for Scotland paves way for new deal for bus passengers

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Fuel duty freeze responsible for harmful carbon dioxide emissions

1st June 2018

Report by Greener Journeys highlights 4% rise in traffic since 2011

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