The urban bus - key reports and briefings

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Buses are the backbone of public transport provision. In Metropolitan areas alone, over one billion bus trips are made every year and bus networks are estimated to generate over £2.5bn in economic benefits. Browse the publications below to find out mo

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Bus Policy

June, 2016
This briefing looks at why buses matter and how bus policy works. It explains the significant challenges facing the sector and how city regions are backing the bus. It also sets out what Government policy changes could help give the urban bus a brighter future.
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Making the connections: The cross-sector benefits of supporting bus services

July, 2014

The bus is key to achieving 46 policy goals of 12 of the 24 Departments across Whitehall including the Department for Work and Pensions, HM Treasury, Department of Health, Department for Education and Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. This report shows how, despite these cross sector benefits, all the main forms of funding for bus services are under severe pressure and sets out how bus funding can be reformed.