Maximising the benefits of local bus services

Published on: 28th July 2020

In February 2020 Department for Transport (DfT) announced £5 billion of new funding for bus services and cycling.  £2 billion has been allocated to active travel and £3 billion to bus travel.  Of the £3 billion of new funding for buses, DfT has suggested an initial allocation of funding £1 billion to support investment in…

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Economy cannot restart without public transport

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£2 billion bus investment would generate 425 million new bus journeys per year. Every £1 of bus investment would deliver £4.48 of wider benefits to society. From 1st August Government should encourage people to use public transport. Research commissioned by Greener Journeys demonstrates that investing in bus would deliver a significant boost to the economy.…

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A green recovery must have public transport at its heart

Greener Journeys logo Published on: 17th June 2020 by Claire Haigh.

We have had a glimpse of a world with clean air, but it is fading fast. The lockdown emptied the roads, cleared the skies and precipitated a 60% drop in nitrogen dioxide levels. However, as economies restart, global emissions have already bounced back to just 5% below pre-pandemic daily levels. And now as Government urges…

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Ending fuel duty freeze could treble NHS budget for doctors and nurses

Published on: 10th March 2020

Ending fuel duty freeze would raise enough revenue over current Parliament to treble NHS budget for doctors and nurses for one year. Freeze in fuel duty since 2011 has cost the Exchequer more than £50 billion Freeze has triggered an extra 5 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions Ending the freeze in fuel duty would…

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Get the bus and talk more!

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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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A long-term investment strategy for bus

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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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UK BUS SUMMIT, 8th February 2018 QEII Conference Centre, Westminster

UK BUS SUMMIT, 8th February 2018 QEII Conference Centre, Westminster

Greener Journeys logo Published on: 10th February 2018 by Claire Haigh.

Session 1: The role of bus in reducing emissions Claire Haigh, Chief Executive Greener Journeys We are facing a public health emergency.  It may be too early to quantify just how serious our air quality crisis is, but we already know that it’s causing 50,000 early deaths a year.  Whilst not as visible as the…

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Greener Journeys responds to Leeds City Council Clean Air Zone announcement

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Leeds City Council have announced plans to introduce a proposed charging Clean Air Zone (CAZ). A report will be presented to the council’s executive board on Wednesday 13 December outlining a consultation plan on a proposed charging Clean Air Zone (CAZ) all roads within the outer ring road, with the motorways acting as the southern…

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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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