Briefing: The Transport Select Committee’s Bus Market Inquiry
by Suzanne Lau
In July 2018, the UK Parliament’s Transport Select Committee launched an inquiry into how bus services are run in England (outside London) to try and understand the reasons behind the national decline in bus use – in London, bus use per passenger has increased by 52% over the last 25 years, whereas it has fallen by 40% in other metropolitan areas. During the inquiry, the committee wanted to consider:
Bus service reliability
How services are run in metro-mayor, metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas
In November, the Committee held its first oral evidence session in Bristol, where it heard from a range of transport officers and decision makers from local authorities. The Committee explored a broad variety of topics, including accessibility and funding.
The CTA have provided a breakdown of the key points of the evidence session most relevant to community transport, which you can read below:
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