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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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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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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Concessionary travel costs and benefits September 2014

Published on: 16th September 2014

Concessionary bus travel for older and disabled people is both popular and successful. Last year, the scheme delivered more than 1.2 billion trips to 12 million pass holders in Britain, improving access to essential services and increasing participation rates in activities that would otherwise not be possible.

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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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Buses and the Economy II: Task 6 Report

Published on: 8th July 2014

The role and value of bus services outside towns and cities – a case study of Shrewsbury Buses and the Economy II investigates the link between bus services in the UK and the wider economy. This research aims to demonstrate how buses provide vital access to jobs; facilitate access to shopping and leisure facilities, especially…

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Buses and the Economy II: Task 3 Report

Published on: 8th July 2014

Econometric Analysis Buses and the Economy II investigates the link between bus services in the UK and the wider economy. This research aims to demonstrate how buses provide vital access to jobs; facilitate access to shopping and leisure facilities, especially in town and city centres; and their added value to society in the form of…

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Buses and the Economy II: Task 2 Report

Published on: 8th July 2014

First Order Effects and Wider Impacts Case Study Buses and the Economy II investigates the link between bus services in the UK and the wider economy. This research aims to demonstrate how buses provide vital access to jobs; facilitate access to shopping and leisure facilities, especially in town and city centres; and their added value…

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Buses and the Economy II

Buses and the Economy II

Published on: 8th July 2014

Buses and the Economy II investigates the link between bus services in the UK and the wider economy. This research aims to demonstrate how buses provide vital access to jobs; facilitate access to shopping and leisure facilities, especially in town and city centres; and their added value to society in the form of social welfare…

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National Concessionary Bus Travel for Apprentices Executive SUmmary

National Concessionary Bus Travel for Apprentices Executive Summary

Published on: 12th March 2014

A new report from Greener Journeys calls on Government to adopt a concessionary scheme for apprentices to assist with the cost of getting to work by bus. Greener Journeys believes that the initiative would help tackle the prohibitive cost of accessing work on ‘apprentice minimum wage’ and address youth unemployment crisis. Working with KPMG LLP…

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Buses and the Economy II – A surveys of expenditure of visitors to city and town centres

Buses and the Economy II: A survey of expenditure of visitors to city and town centres

Published on: 7th January 2014

New Greener Journeys research, conducted by the University of Leeds, profiles spending in town / city centres and retail parks, investigating links between expenditure and accessibility. The study looks at both bus users and non-bus users to compare shopping patterns and spending. The report also establishes what factors influence people’s choice of shopping location 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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