Local people play a part in encouraging bus travel in Scottish Boarder

Scottish Boarders Council has joined forces with bus operators from across the region to launch a marketing campaign aimed at encouraging those entitled to free bus travel to use the bus The campaign, Free to Choose Bus, is a year-long initiative focusing on the range of benefits of bus travel, including the health and wellbeing, financial, environmental, and social advantages to traveling by bus.  […]

£2 bus cap extended

The Government’s announced it’s spending another £75 million to extend the bus fare cap, meaning passengers can save on single bus tickets. Extended from1 April until the end of June, the offer will apply to more than 5,000 routes in England from over 140 operators. With the average single local bus ticket costing £2.80, passengers […]

Mayor announces express bus service around outer London

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan has announced plans for a network of limited-stop express bus routes that circle the entire capital – connecting outer London town centres, railway stations, hospitals and transport hubs, faster. The Superloop will provide quicker journey times, with the Mayor of London providing £6m funding as an initial catalyst to improvements […]

Scottish Greens want free bus travel for asylum seekers

The Scottish Green party, which is part of the Scottish Government, is calling for an extension of the free bus pass scheme to include asylum seekers. The party says it would “help mitigate Home Office cruelty by tackling engineered poverty inflicted on those fleeing war and persecution.” Scottish Greens transport spokesperson Mark Ruskell highlighted the […]

Bus company promotes swifter journeys as passengers abandon cash

The bus company Go-Ahead is reporting that three quarters of its passengers now pay digitally when they board regional buses – with an increasing number ‘tapping on’ and ‘tapping off’ when they make a journey. It says they are adopting bank cards, smart watches, phones and smart cards to pay for their journeys. As well […]

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