Bus2020: Case for the Bus report

Published on: 12th February 2015

Every day, buses carry millions of people to work, to the shops and to education and training. Buses help older people to continue to be part of their communities, as volunteers or as carers. Furthermore, buses are a cost effective way to reduce road congestion and cut carbon emissions. In this paper, Greener Journeys sets…

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New report Nov 2014

Costs and benefits of the Bus Service Operators Grant

Published on: 30th October 2014

New research for Greener Journeys by KPMG LLP shows bus funding delivers up to £3.50 of economic benefits for every £1 spent. These benefits include reduced fares and improved services, better connectivity for communities and workers as well as improved health and wellbeing amongst bus passengers. Any funding cuts would have serious implications for fares…

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Report statistic infographic

Bus2020: The Case for the Bus Pass

Published on: 9th September 2014

I am sure we are all delighted that the UK economy is on the mend. It’s great that the recession is behind us. We need a strong, dynamic economy in which everyone can share the benefits. We also need vibrant communities in which everyone  can take part and enjoy a good quality of life. For…

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National statement on local bus infrastructure

A National Statement on Local Bus Infrastructure Executive Summary

Published on: 13th June 2014

A new Greener Journeys report presents the case for a ‘national statement on local bus infrastructure’ to promote long term investment in bus related infrastructure and priority measures. Traffic congestion in urban areas remains a stubborn and costly problem. Greener Journeys believes targeted investment in local bus infrastructure and selective priority measures will improve the…

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The ‘Bus Bonus’: An idea whose time has come

Tax Incentives for Bus Commuters Executive Summary

Published on: 30th January 2014

A new Greener Journeys report outlines how the ‘Bus Bonus’ – a proposed tax incentive to encourage people to commute by bus – would benefit hard-working commuters, businesses as well as the economy more widely. Working with KPMG LLP, Greener Journeys estimate that the scheme will generate a net benefit of £74.8 million per year to…

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Bus 2020: A Manifesto for the next Parliament

Bus 2020: A Manifesto for the next Parliament

Published on: 10th September 2013

Over the life of the next Parliament, Britain has a valuable opportunity to harness the potential of the bus. In Bus 2020 Greener Journeys has set out concrete, practical proposals to generate economic growth, create jobs and protect the environment. The next Government should: Promote greener growth, by giving more support to bus priority measures…

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A5 summary of stats on bus business case

Published on: 14th December 2012

Greener Journeys has summarised its killer statistics and arguments into a handy, free, pocket-size A5 leaflet – Making the business case for the bus. The leaflet explains in a snapshot, the various main ways buses contribute to the UK economy and Greener Journeys’ five-point plan towards maximising this, as well as a summary of the…

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Greener buses

What is the environmental value of investment to increase the use of buses?

Published on: 16th September 2012

A new report, commissioned by Greener Journeys, examines how the bus industry can contribute to meeting the Government’s targets for reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, particularly in the medium term up to 2020. The report was researched and prepared by David Simmonds Consultancy. It shows the best-used bus services in the major urban centres may…

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Buses and Economic Growth Summary

Buses and Economic Growth: Summary

Published on: 3rd July 2012

Greener Journeys’ summary of new, independent research which shows how buses can support job market participation and efficiency, stimulate investment and provide vital support to local businesses and retail economies.

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Buses & Economic Growth: New Report

Buses and Economic Growth: Main Report

Published on: 3rd June 2012

The full report of our new research which shows how buses can support job market participation and efficiency, stimulate investment and regeneration and provide vital support to local businesses and retail economies.

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