The bus is the UK’s main form of public transport. With the right levels of investment and funding support, it has the potential to play a bigger role in cutting congestion, carbon emissions and air pollution.
Find out more about how bus services are provided now, the case for both reform and for the bus to receive a bigger slice of transport spending.
Why do buses matter and how does bus policy work? Our bus policy briefing explains the significant challenges facing the sector and how city regions are backing the bus.
Back the bus
To fulfil their potential, buses need a long term revenue funding settlement.
How we work on bus
Tom Ellerton is the lead staff member for the Urban Transport Group's work on bus.
There are two groups within our Professional Network working on bus: Bus Operations group and Bus Strategy group.
Zero emission buses
National Bus Strategy - one year on
Our response to the Transport Select Committee inquiry on the National Bus Strategy.
What's driving bus patronage demand?
The cross-sector benefits of backing the bus
This report highlights how investing in bus services is key to achieving a wide range of policy objectives across Government.
The report also finds that the way in which bus services are funded is mired in complexity, with no oversight within Whitehall of how the various funding streams from different Government departments impact on bus services overall.