Blogs - Save our Buses
Martin Abrams writes our blogs on Buses
"...The vital role that rural buses play, linking people to shops, jobs, services, friends and family, should not be underestimated..."
16 September 2014
North Yorkshire has seen some of the worst cuts to bus services in the whole of the UK, and as a result many people have been cut off and left without any bus service at all. An area of the Yorkshire Dales called Swaledale suffered this fate, but luckily there were people in the community who...
26 August 2014
Dorset has seen some of the biggest cuts to buses in the whole of the country. Rural buses are being cut as are evening and weekend services that connect people to jobs, eductation and training. The people of Dorset are not taking this lying down however and local campaigners are fighting back...
28 July 2014
Last week the Government’s Transport Select Committee published a report on Passenger Transport in Isolated Communities. We welcome this report which is at times a damning portrait of the current lack of public transport in isolated areas. This report provides a detailed look at why it is...
04 July 2014
Natalie Ntim is Assistant National Officer for Unison and has recently written a report entitled 'Counting the cost: how cuts are shrinking women's lives'. This crucial report delves into how cuts to Local Authority budgets are having a disproportionate and hugely detrimental impact on women's...
24 June 2014
Ray Wilkes leads Campaign for Better Transport West Yorkshire Local Group and has been campaigning for sustainable public transport for many years. We asked Ray to write a guest blog giving his take on the state of the nation's buses whilst continuing our theme of focussing on Yorkshire. Here...
12 June 2014
Over the last few months and weeks almost every news story on buses in North Yorkshire has been bleak. Firstly, last year North Yorkshire County Council proposed to cut £1.1 million, almost 30 per cent of its funding for supported bus services, and carried out a public consultation.
08 April 2014
It’s very easy to get caught up in the doom and gloom of bus cuts, but there are many good people who stand up and fight against them, Tracy Battensby is one such person and she tells her inspiring story here...
20 March 2014
Eyes down! This week the Chancellor stood at the despatch box and delivered his ‘bingo budget’, but there was nothing for buses in his statement.
11 March 2014
Today we sent a clear message to the Chancellor George Osborne that enough is enough and action needs to be taken to halt the decline of our bus services across the country.
01 March 2014
The concessionary bus pass is often criticised as a subsidy to rich pensioners. But in fact it's a vital part of everyday life for millions of people. Each of the 9.7 million concessionary passes held by older and disabled people is used an average of 105 times a year. Pensioners on the lowest...