Transport Knowledge Hub Home Page

Launch of the Transport Knowledge Hub

Greener Journeys logo Published on: 27th March 2017 by Claire Haigh.

Greener Journeys is pleased to be a sponsor of the Transport Knowledge Hub, which launches today at the LEP Annual Conference at the QEII in Westminster. Transport is central to unlocking growth, which is why transport infrastructure investment accounts for such a significant proportion of allocated Local Growth Fund. The key question is what is…

Read more

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…

Read more

LEPs hold the keys to growth

Greener Journeys logo Published on: 29th April 2016 by Claire Haigh.

Centralisation has for too long been choking off growth. There is a clear consensus across the political spectrum that power and decision making needs to be devolved, and that local people are best placed to drive local economic growth. Whilst there is broad agreement on the overall direction of travel, what is not yet clear…

Read more
KPMG Report

KPMG Report: Buses, devolution and the growth agenda: A guide to investing in local bus infrastructure

Published on: 12th February 2015

To help guide local decision makers on decisions related to bus infrastructure funding, Greener Journeys commissioned KPMG LLP to develop a new guide to help harness buses’ potential to boost economic growth, create jobs and strengthen communities. Drawing on expertise from 60 expert stakeholders, this guide sets out eight policy recommendations to improve local bus…

Read more
bus-case-2020

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…

Read more
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…

Read more
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…

Read more
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…

Read more
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…

Read more
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…

Read more