For millions of people, buses are a lifeline – and by far the most-used form of public transport. But under a privatised system that is dominated by just four large bus companies, every year sees routes cut, fares rise, and passenger numbers fall.
There is a better way. Across the country, co-operative, social enterprise and other forms of not-for-profit bus operators are proving that it’s possible to run bus services that are affordable and responsive to the needs of local people.
With the government currently consulting on the content of its upcoming Bus Bill, there’s a huge opportunity to back the alternative to reduced routes, high fares and privatisation. Join us in calling on the government to back non-profit community buses in the Bus Bill.