Buses are a vital part of our country’s infrastructure. 60% of all public transport journeys are by bus. Buses ensure people get to work, school or college and connect people with family or friends.
They also have an important role in helping fight climate change and improving air quality. By getting more people to choose the bus we can take cars off our roads and reduce congestion and carbon dioxide emissions.
Our strategy sets out how we can get one billion more bus journeys by 2030. The industry is ready to buy only ultra-low or zero emission buses from 2025, to offer discounted ticketing for apprentices and job seekers and to introduce price capped daily and weekly ticketing in urban areas. We need government to play its part by supporting the industry make the transition to new technologies, maintaining existing funding streams and requiring local authorities to introduce targets for reductions in bus journey times.
The creation of a National Bus Strategy would help ensure greater coordination of bus policy across government and help deliver long term funding, rather than the piecemeal approach we have now.
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Buses are a vital part of our country’s infrastructure. We take, on average, more than 50 bus trips per person per year. With 60% of all public transport journeys being taken by bus, more journeys are taken by bus than all other forms of public transport combined.