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..."
12 February 2016
Wiltshire Council is consulting the public on changes to subsidised bus services. Kate Freeman from Devizes Passengers has written this blog about her concerns for the future.
04 January 2016
Happy New Year everyone! Today our public transport creaked back in to action as millions of people headed back to work after the Christmas break. The news has been dominated by frustrated rail passengers who have yet again been given a New Year slap in the face by both the Government and train...
27 November 2015
On Wednesday Chancellor George Osborne took a break from mooching about on a building site in his hi-vis jacket and entered the House of Commons Chamber to deliver his long awaited and much feared Comprehensive Spending Review.
19 November 2015
Today we have published our latest ‘Buses in Crisis’ report focussing on local authority funded bus services. Over the last few weeks we have been sending and collating freedom of information requests to 110 local authorities in England and Wales.
30 October 2015
On the 30th anniversary of bus deregulation, guest blogger Simon Norton, of Cambridgeshire Campaign for Better Transport, looks at what effects it's had and sets out his priorities for reversing the current bus crisis.
29 September 2015
Today the Department for Transport’s Annual Bus Statistics were published and they made for pretty grim reading. The headline figures showed a fall of 27 million passenger bus journeys taken in England since last year.
24 July 2015
This week we visited the beautiful Shropshire village of Ditton Priors. Sadly this village is really feeling the impacts of cuts to local bus funding. There are now no bus services running to or from the village meaning many of the local residents have been cut off completely.
02 July 2015
The Government has committed to a new Buses Bill, which will give greater powers to some city councils over bus provisions in their area. The Government is currently consulting on how this bill should take shape, and we've been asked to take part. We'd very much like to hear your thoughts. [Note...
18 June 2015
Since last year, Sarah Horton, who runs the 'Don't Cut Buses in Fleet and Church Crookham' Campaign has been tirelessly fighting to get her local buses reinstated. Sarah has very kindly written a guest blog about her campaign here...
15 May 2015
Today is a dark day for bus users in Hertfordshire. After almost a year of campaigning, 23,000 petition signatures, 6,500 consultation responses, multiple protests, street stalls, local meetings and the hard work of many local people, Hertfordshire County Council’s Highways and Waste Management...