Reacting to the Spending Review 2020, CPT’s Chief Executive Graham Vidler said:
“The £300m announced today to transform bus services is a welcome first step in delivering a passenger led recovery from the pandemic but falls short of what is needed by the country’s most used form of public transport. Buses can play a vital role in delivering a green recovery but today’s investment is in stark contrast to the record levels of investment in our road and rail networks.
Responding to the publication of the annual bus statistics through to March 2020. CPT Chief Executive Graham Vidler said:
“This drop in passenger numbers reflects that in the weeks before lockdown we had already begun to see people deciding to travel less as a result of Covid-19. Following the stay at home message we also saw bus passenger numbers drop to 10% of normal in a matter of days.