Bus Infrastructure Investment

Published on: 2nd November 2018

Ove Arup and Partners Ltd (Arup) has been commissioned by Greener Journeys to study and report on where investment in bus infrastructure could help to tackle congestion and unlock wider social, economic and environmental benefits.

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Delivering Growth

Buses – now here’s the good news

Greener Journeys logo Published on: 2nd November 2018

To the extent that there is any media coverage of buses, it tends to be bad news. The stories are about cuts in services leaving people isolated, declining use and fares increases. I’ve helped contribute to this over time – when at the Campaign for Better Transport I helped set up a “Save our Buses”…

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A long-term investment strategy for bus

Greener Journeys logo Published on: 5th July 2018 by Claire Haigh.

As we celebrate Catch the Bus Week, a new report warns that buses are in crisis, with local councils cutting more than 3,000 bus routes over the past eight years. With further cuts on the horizon, Claire Haigh, the Chief Executive of Greener Journeys, argues that a long-term investment strategy for buses is needed to…

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Sustainable transport: The key to unlocking the benefits of new housing

Published on: 22nd May 2018

This report explores the relationship between sustainable transport and housing, and the corresponding impacts on the economy and society. This work was funded by Greener Journeys in partnership with the Department for Transport and independently undertaken by KPMG. We need to build approximately 300,000 new homes per year for the foreseeable future to abate the…

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The ‘true value’ of local bus services

Published on: 3rd July 2017

The report, The ‘true value’ of local bus services, was compiled by KPMG LLP for Greener Journeys. It provides a summary of updated ‘value for money’ appraisals for: bus priority measures; concessionary travel for older and disabled people; concessionary travel for apprentices; tax incentives for commuters; and the Bus Services Operators Grant.

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Autumn Statement, Philip Hammond

Greener Journeys responds to Chancellor’s Autumn Statement

Greener Journeys logo Published on: 24th November 2016

Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond MP has just delivered his first Autumn Statement as Chancellor. He used the opportunity to announce £1.1 billion of investment in English local transport networks; including £220 million to address traffic pinch points on strategic roads. Commenting on the announcement, Claire Haigh, Chief Executive of Greener Journeys, the sustainable…

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A study of the value of local bus services to society

Published on: 24th October 2016

Building successful and sustainable communities Building successful and sustainable communities requires the pursuit of policies attuned to economic, social and environmental objectives. This is especially true for transport policy and investment decisions which require a balanced approach to delivering economic prosperity, supporting social inclusion and protecting the natural environment. Whilst much has been done over…

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The Value of the Bus to Society

Published on: 24th October 2016

We know that policy is not about economic value alone. Because life isn’t just about the pound in your pocket, or savings to the Exchequer. And policy should not just be made on economic arguments alone, however strong they may be. Policy must deliver on a range of social factors as well. Does it reduce…

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Developing a Transport Knowledge Hub – Consultation

Published on: 3rd October 2016

Greener Journeys is working with the LEP Network and Local Partnerships to establish a Transport Knowledge Hub to support local decision-makers develop and deliver transport policy and investment initiatives to support economic growth. The idea for the Hub came from the LEP Transport Workshop in January 2016. Since then, a Working Group of LEPs, the…

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Catch the Bus Week 2016

Greener Journeys logo Published on: 12th July 2016 by Claire Haigh.

Well, what a week that was! We are still recovering from our biggest and best Catch the Bus Week yet. Our fourth annual celebration of the bus, Catch the Bus week (#CTBW), saw support for the bus across the length and breadth of our country. Passenger groups, bus companies, local authorities, passengers and Members of…

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