Get the bus and talk more!

Greener Journeys logo Published on: 28th June 2019 by Claire Haigh.

Get the bus and talk more! Claire Haigh, Chief Executive Greener Journeys That the UK is suffering from a loneliness epidemic is beyond doubt. Two thirds of us admit to at least sometimes feeling lonely[i], and more than nine million adults in the UK are always or often lonely[ii]. 13% of people in the UK…

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Leave your cars at home for Catch the Bus Week

Leave your cars at home for Catch the Bus Week

Published on: 3rd July 2017

Catch the Bus Week 2017 runs from July 3 – 9, with bus operators, local authorities and passenger groups encouraging the public to give the bus a try New Buses Minister Jesse Norman MP launches the 5th annual celebration of bus travel New figures reveal that every £1 spent on local bus infrastructure can deliver more…

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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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Greener Journeys responds to Communities and Local Government Select Committee Report

Greener Journeys responds to Communities and Local Government Select Committee Report

Published on: 31st March 2017

The Communities and Local Government Select Committee has said the Government must look at “all options” to fund social care in a new report. MPs have suggested scrapping or reducing schemes for pensioners, including free bus passes. Claire Haigh, Chief Executive of Greener Journeys, the sustainable transport campaign, said: “It is true that funding for…

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A Green Bus For Every Journey

Published on: 10th November 2016

A wide range of technology solutions are revolutionising the operation of buses across the UK. With almost 4,000 ‘green’, low emission buses currently in operation, no single technology will fit every route and nor will a specific route fit every technology, but with the unrivalled number of clean bus options now available to the UK…

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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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Greener Journeys responds to Second Reading of the Bus Services Bill

Published on: 9th June 2016

Claire Haigh, Chief Executive of Greener Journeys, commented: “The introduction of the Bus Services Bill represents a significant shift in government priority, and demonstrates that the Government recognises the vital role that buses play in connecting people with work and jobs, keeping communities together and driving a reduction in urban congestion. However, following the recent…

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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…

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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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