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Blog - Future of buses

Find out more about our work on buses.

  • 01 July 2022
    Photo: people on bus

    A vital public service in peril. That's the picture painted by our latest research, which reveals that bus services were cut by 16 per cent in the first year of the pandemic alone.

  • 15 March 2022
    two buses in birmingham England

    After years of campaigning, the first National Bus Strategy, Bus Back Better, was finally published one year ago today. We welcomed its scale of ambition, promising simpler and lower fares, improved frequencies, more bus priority and cleaner buses. 

  • 07 March 2022
    passengers on a bus

    Together with thousands of our supporters, we've helped save buses from a funding cliff-edge that could have seen almost a third of services lost.

  • 24 January 2022
    bus passengers

    Buses are essential. They account for more than two thirds of all public transport journeys and are an environmentally friendly option for local trips. People with no access to private vehicles, including many younger, older or disabled people, and those on low incomes, rely on good and...

  • 04 January 2022
    bus stop sign

    A guest blog post by Jeff Counsell, Managing Director of Trentbarton.

    When I was first asked to consider writing this blog it was the start of this summer and, while keen to do so, I found it difficult to produce something with relevance, such was the speed of change around us. 

  • 01 December 2021

    All local transport authorities have now submitted their Bus Service Improvement Plans (BSIPs) to the Department for Transport (DfT). The plans are the first step in delivering fully integrated, quality bus services for all, as outlined in the national bus strategy, Bus Back Better.

  • 16 September 2021
    Photo: London Mayor Sadiq Khan with Campaign for Better Transport team and speakers from the summit

    The vast majority of people now recognise the urgency of tackling climate change and air pollution, and the Government has committed to ensuring transport plays its part in reducing both greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants harmful to our health and the planet's.

  • 30 July 2021
    Photo: man on bus

    A guest blog by Sarah Welfare, Head of Policy and Research at Reed in Partnership.

    "While many people have been able to do their jobs from home during the pandemic, the opportunity to do so has not been one equally shared between higher and lower earners. As the Office for National...

  • 17 March 2021

    After years of campaigning, we finally saw the fruits of our labours on Monday when the Government published the long-awaited National Bus Strategy for England.

  • 12 March 2021
    Photo: boarding the bus

    The man on the Clapham omnibus - that decades old exemplifier of public opinion - is sadly rather hard to find these days. The buses still run to Clapham, and generally run to time, but all too often these are ghost buses, trundling up and down looking for passengers.