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.
Warning that change could de-stabilise the scheme in Britain’s largest cities
City region transport authorities today welcomed the news that the Government is to provide them with a special grant to cover the cost of the go-anywhere, free off-peak bus travel scheme for older and disabled people, which starts next April.
PTEs and TfL finding new ways to get passengers involved
pteg today launched a new good practice guide on involving the public in decision making on public transport.
Chair of pteg and Director General of Centro, Rob Donald, said:
On 23rd Feb pteg sponsored a major Waterfront conference in Leeds on transport and social exclusion. It is three years since the Social Exclusion Unit's 'Making the Connections: Transport and Social Exclusion' report was published.