How reliable is the bus service in your area? What do you think would encourage more people to use buses? Tell us what you think and help shape the inquiry into the bus market.

The big issue

According to the annual statistics from the Department for Transport (DfT), the use of bus services in England is declining.  Although bus use per person has increased in London by 52% over the last 25 years, it has fallen by 40% in other metropolitan areas.
The House of Commons Transport Committee want to find out how bus services are run in different areas across England, outside London, and what factors are affecting bus use.

How can you help? 

  • Do you have experience (good or bad) with the bus service in your local area?
  • Do you live in an isolated community where people are dependent on the bus service?
  • Are you somebody who relies on buses to get to work, health appointments or your place of study?
  • Are you part of an organisation that campaigns about local transport?

Send a written submission 

  • What are some of the factors that might be affecting bus use in your local area?
  • How reliable is the bus service in your local area?
  • Does congestion affect bus use in your local area? If so, what measures have bus companies taken to improve this?
  • How dependent are people on bus services in your local area?

You can see all of the committee’s questions on its webpage.

Your answers don’t have to be long and you don’t have to answer all of the questions.

Your views will be used to inform the committee’s thinking on this issue.

Let us know your thoughts by Monday 24 September 2018.

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