Bus services in England down 10%, fares up 32% since 2010

“… Nearly three out five journeys by public transport are on buses, but passengers are getting a poor deal say MPs as there are long-term funding plans for rail and roads, but not buses.

And the House of Commons’ Transport Committee is calling for a “national strategy” for buses to give passengers a better deal.

The strategy should make bus services more passenger focused and provide value for money, help to bring more people, especially young people, onboard.

The report says local authorities should be able to create new publicly-owned bus companies and encourage people to switch from cars to buses.

Labour’s shadow transport secretary Andy McDonald said: ”The Tories have neglected buses, along with the people and communities who rely on them. …”

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/bus-services-services-plunged-damaging-16205852

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