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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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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Bus usage is on the decline – what can be done?

Greener Journeys logo Published on: 15th June 2016 by Claire Haigh.

The number of bus journeys across England is on the decline and looks set to fall even further. New figures from the Department for Transport, out yesterday, paint a worrying picture. In the last year, the number of bus journeys in England, both inside and outside of London has fallen. In total there were 118…

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Bus Priority: The London Perspective

Greener Journeys logo Published on: 14th September 2015 by Alex Phillips and David Field.

Bus patronage in London has witnessed significant growth over the last 15 years. In fact journeys have nearly doubled, driven by population growth, service quality improvements and fares policy. Today 6.5 million bus trips are made each weekday, or around 2.4 billion per year. Buses are the main mode of travel for a staggering 21…

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Briefing to Incoming Ministers

Published on: 24th July 2015

Greener Journeys applauds the UK’s return to economic growth. In particular, we welcome the Government’s commitment to delivering what the Chancellor of the Exchequer has called a “truly national recovery”. We are aware, however, that the economic recovery remains a work in progress and needs to be sustained. The solution lies in making better use…

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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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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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