The Impact of Congestion on Bus Passengers – New extended version

Published on: 14th September 2016

Traffic congestion is a disease which if left unchecked will destroy the bus sector. This is a dire and sensational prediction, but the evidence uncovered in this research leads to no other conclusion. On historical, current and future trends it’s a question of when, not if. There is a distinct trend across our most congested urban conurbations in…

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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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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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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: Task 1 Report

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 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…

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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…

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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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Buses and the Economy II: Survey of Bus use amongst the Unemployed

Buses and the Economy II: Survey of Bus use amongst the Unemployed

Published on: 10th September 2013

New Greener Journeys research, conducted by the University of Leeds, examines the use, accessibility, role and perception of buses amongst a sample of unemployed taken from a number of large British cities outside of London. The research reveals that young people are more reliant than any other demographic group on bus services. For the vast…

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