New report Nov 2014

Lower fares, improved services and considerable taxpayer value driven by bus funding

Published on: 30th October 2014

New research for Greener Journeys by KPMG LLP shows bus funding delivers up to £3.50 of economic benefits for every £1 spent Government funding for buses keeps fares lower and boosts the economy and communities – particularly helping the 77% of jobseekers who have no car access and those on lower incomes Research demonstrates subsidy…

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Vital to keep Britain's economy moving

Bus pass funding vital to keep Britain’s economy and society moving

Published on: 9th September 2014

New research for Greener Journeys by KPMG LLP shows every £1 spent on free bus travel for older and disabled people generates over £2.87 of benefits for society and the wider economy Free bus passes deliver considerably in excess of £1.7 billion in annual net benefits by enabling older people to lead more active lives…

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Buses drive jobs and economic prosperity reveals landmark report

Published on: 8th July 2014

Jobseekers are heavily dependent on buses, with 77% having no regular access to a car, van, or motorcycle A 10% reduction in bus journey times would mean 50,000 more people in work Buses are crucial to the prosperity of city centres, with bus users making up 29% of all city centre spending Analysis by KPMG…

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Baroness Kramer, Claire Haigh and Bus company MD’s in front of a silver Routemaster bus

Transport Minister Baroness Kramer hops on board Catch the Bus Week

Published on: 29th April 2014

Catch the Bus Week: 28th of April to 4th of May 2014 Transport Minister Baroness Kramer met with Greener Journeys and senior bus industry leaders on a silver-painted New Routemaster bus to support Catch the Bus Week, a major drive to get the public out of cars and onto the bus. Claire Haigh, Chief Executive…

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Catch the Bus Week

Only three weeks until Catch the Bus Week 2014

Published on: 8th April 2014

Catch the Bus Week 2014, a week long campaign coordinated by Greener Journeys, will again be celebrating all the great reasons to catch the bus, with events and giveaways to take place across the country between the 28th April and the 4th May. This year’s Catch the Bus Week will encourage people who don’t normally…

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National Concessionary Bus Travel for Apprentices Executive SUmmary

Concessionary bus scheme for apprentices would help struggling youngsters afford to work

Published on: 12th March 2014

Greener Journeys calls on Government to adopt a concessionary scheme for apprentices to assist with the cost of getting to work by bus Initiative would help tackle the prohibitive cost of accessing work on ‘apprentice minimum wage’ and address youth unemployment crisis Detailed fiscal analysis demonstrates the scheme would give the UK economy a boost…

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Bus Bonus

‘Bus Bonus’ would give UK economy £74.8 million a year boost

Published on: 30th January 2014

‘Bus Bonus’ would give UK economy £74.8 million a year boost and help thousands of struggling families Greener Journeys calls on the Government to adopt the ‘Bus Bonus’ to help workers commuting by bus Detailed fiscal analysis demonstrates ‘Bus Bonus’ would give the UK economy a boost of £74.8 million a year and improve access…

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Bus is first choice for city centre visitors

Bus is first choice for city centre visitors

Published on: 28th December 2013

As we experience a busy Christmas and New Year shopping period likely to again challenge spending records[1], an authoritative new academic study reveals more people use the bus to get into our cities than any other form of transport, bringing billions of pounds into city centres. 33% of city centre visitors made their most recent…

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Bus holds key to getting Britain’s youth back to work and delivering economic growth

Bus holds key to getting Britain’s youth back to work and delivering economic growth

Published on: 10th September 2013

New research for Greener Journeys – the campaign to promote sustainable travel –reveals almost a quarter of unemployed young people have missed out on job opportunities because there is no bus to take them to work, while four-fifths are strongly reliant on public transport. Greener Journeys calls for an apprentice bus travel scheme, new tax…

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More than 50,000 free journeys made on the Bus for Jobs scheme

More than 50,000 free journeys made on the Bus for Jobs scheme

Published on: 13th February 2013

More than 50,000 local bus journeys were made as part of the recent Bus for Jobs scheme in January. Between 1st and 31st January, 52,033 journeys were made using the Jobcentre Plus Travel Discount Cards on the local services of the twelve participating bus companies. These enabled eligible jobseekers the right to travel for free…

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