Commenting on today's Campaign for Better Transport report on bus cuts ‘Buses in Crisis: A report on bus funding across England and Wales’, pteg Support Unit Director, Jonathan Bray said:
Funding for concessionary travel could lead to 75% cut in spending on other transport services in ten years’ time
New report urges local transport authorities to work with young people to develop simple packages of measures
Seven young campaigners aged 16 to 19 years old from the British Youth Council (BYC) and National Children’s Bureau (NCB) met with Norman Baker MP, Minister for Transport, in Westminster yesterday (Tuesday 6th March) to discuss how bus services could be improved for young people.
Report highlights vital role of transport in achieving health, social care and employment goals
New report from pteg warns of the disproportionate effect of bus fare increases on low income families
- Government review of Bus Service Operators Grant puts services at risk
- Low-income groups to be hit worst by 10% fares rise and routes cuts
- Thousands of bus driver and manufacturer jobs under threat
Drift and loss of momentum since groundbreaking Social Exclusion Unit report
The cost of concessionary bus travel in England could spiral out of control even if the government plugs the current funding gaps, new research published today has revealed.