Report shows potential of buses to stimulate growth

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Greener Journeys has commissioned a report into the role of the bus in mobilising workforce, facilitating retail spend and supporting regeneration.

‘Buses and Economic Growth’, conducted by the Institute of Transport Studies at Leeds University, consults with major employers and retailers, The British Chambers of Commerce, British Retail Consortium, Federation of Small Businesses and others.

Claire Haigh, Chief Executive of Greener Journeys: “There were 4.6bn bus journeys in England last year. Decision-makers need to recognise bus potential to help stimulate growth.”

Dr Adam Marshall, British Chambers of Commerce, said: “We need all modes of transport to work together in order to have thriving towns and cities across Britain for decades to come. Local business communities up and down the country tell us good bus networks are an essential part of their success. It’s crucial for councils, companies and the transport industry to work together to make services better – and make all journeys better.”

The report findings will be released in September 2012.

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