A bus revolution: driving up prosperity across the regions

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12:30 - 13:30 4 March, 2024


Over three billion journeys were made by bus in the UK in 2022. Buses remain the most used form of transport across the country and provide customers with an unrivalled low cost and green option for travel. They are the essential backbone of many areas, connecting people to jobs, education, and their communities.

On Monday 4 March 2024, this event discussed how government could encourage an increase in bus passengers, as well as how to decarbonise England’s bus fleet. We highlighted the findings of our report, A bus revolution: driving up prosperity across the regions which presents a costed 5 year plan to better, greener buses.

The panel discussion was followed by an audience Q&A.


  • Chair: Peter Stephens, policy and external affairs director, Stagecoach
  • Silviya Barrett, director of policy and research, Campaign for Better Transport
  • Marcus Johns, senior research fellow, IPPR North
  • Rosie Allen, policy advisor, Green Alliance

This event was also in support of Decarbonising Transport Week 2024, the UK’s official national awareness week and biggest transport conference, which took place from the 4-8 March. Check out the agenda for the conference here.

Missed the event?

Watch the event on our YouTube channel (please note, due to a technical difficulty, a short section in the middle of the webinar was not recorded).

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