Buses are big in the news at the moment:
The Rural Services Network picks up a piece from the Guardian:
LOCAL BUS JOURNEYS AT A 12-YEAR LOW
New figures from the Department of Transport show that the number of local bus journeys has fallen to a 12-year low, according to the Guardian.
This fall coincides with a 55% increase in the average fare price. In addition, a recent study by the Campaign for Better Transport (CBT) revealed that many areas are without public transport as funding for bus services has almost halved in eight years.
CBT’s chief executive, Darren Shirley, warned that continued cuts would mean that people – especially those in rural areas – ‘are losing their bus service, making it difficult to access jobs, education and other essential public services.’
→ The Guardian – Fall in local UK bus journeys to 12-year low prompts talk of crisis