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.
This report to pteg by Atkins focuses on the most important recent and forthcoming changes to highways policy and the implications of these for Metropolitan areas, including in respect of air quality, carbon emissions, technology, the Strategic Road Network, road maintenance, road safety, planning, freight, management of road space and parking policy.
Responding to today’s House of Commons Transport Select Committee report on competition in the local bus market, David Brown, who leads for pteg on bus issues, said:
PTE bus powers reaffirmed
England's big city transport authorities today welcomed Norman Baker's decision to begin a process of devolving bus subsidies to local transport authorities.
David Brown, who leads on bus issues for pteg, said:
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.
pteg today welcomed the release of new Passenger Focus research which shows what bus passengers like, and don’t like about their bus journeys, in a bid to get the best deal for people on the ground.
But bus franchising option back on track
Increased threat from CC to use of Local Transport Act powers
Ticketing recommendations welcomed…but CC’s overall package is ‘faith based’ not ‘evidence based’
David Brown, who leads for pteg on buses, said:
An updated buspartnership.com website (www.buspartnership.com) has been launched today (31st August 2011).