Investing in public transport – are free journeys the answer?

The Times this week pushed for free bus travel as it commented on news that Britain’s network of buses is faltering, leaving many people isolated and unable to get to work

The publication reports that ’the inconvenience caused has not been evenly spread. Most cuts have fallen on less populated and rural regions’. This coincides with a big difference in price. A single London bus journey costs £1.50, whereas the 45-minute trip from Winchester to Alton in Hampshire, can cost £7.

In response, the paper calls for the Government to consider making bus journeys free, and failing that to raise spending on buses and force the private companies to provide more services and routes.

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The Times - The Times view on falling bus travel: The Wheels are Coming Off


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