In September 2019 we reported that people in the West Midlands were being encouraged to try travelling by bus as part of a campaign to increase the use of public transport (see People urged to Give Bus a Go).
While Greater Manchester residents would support more bus priorities, such as bus lanes, to tackle congestion and improve air quality, most of them (76%) do not support increased public spending through an increase in Council Tax.
TISPOL, a body established by the traffic police forces of Europe in order to improve road safety and law enforcement on the roads of the continent, welcomed the involvement of 29 countries in its latest exercise.
The organisation representing bus passengers has launched its 2020 Manifesto highlighting that buses are increasingly being recognised as the solution to many of the country’s most pressing social, economic and environmental problems.
Following a public consultation earlier in the year, passengers in Ealing can now begin to use a new on-demand bus service provided by Transport for London (TfL), bus company RATP and German technology firm MOIA.
After concerns were expressed that a new school transport service in its area was operating vehicles without seatbelts, Buckinghamshire County Council has issued a detailed statement explaining why not all school buses need seatbelts.