Buses continue to have a rough drive:
Routes decrease, fares increase and…
And so people are using buses less and less, as reported on Devon Live
Crisis as local bus journeys in Devon hit record low
Two million fewer journeys were made last year
Darren Shirley, Chief Executive of Campaign for Better Transport, said: “The statistics back up what our research has been showing for years – that buses are in crisis.
“Local bus services are vital, linking millions of us to jobs, education, shops and services, friends and family. They open up opportunities and help to fight loneliness.
“But buses up and down the country are being cut, severing these precious connections.
“What we need is a national bus strategy, backed by central government funding.
“Rail and roads, cycling and walking – all of these already have a national strategy. Why should buses be the poor relation?”