Wednesday 22 March 2017 / 2:43 PM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

Latest figures from Bus Passenger Survey show Government plans will not put passengers first – Daniel Zeichner

Daniel
Zeichner MP, Labour’s Shadow Transport Minister,
commenting on
the publication of the Transport Focus Bus Passenger Survey figures for Autumn
2016, said:

“These
results show once again that compared to national operators, municipal bus
companies provide some of the best bus services in the country. The
Government’s plans to ban local authorities from forming their own bus
companies in the future clearly flies in the face of all the evidence.

“This
year’s survey also suggests that congestion is becoming an increasing problem
for bus users. With traffic projected to grow, this problem is only going to
become worse. We really need to see local authorities and bus companies using
the tools available in the Bus Services Bill to address congestion, and clean
up our air.”