national bus strategy - 13 Items Tagged Within News

One third of Bus services in England could be cut in weeks
Following a warning from bus operators that nearly a third of services in England could be cut in weeks if emergency Government funding runs out, bus Union RMT has called on the Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps MP...
Region: National
Tagged with: Bus, Services, Grant Shapps, National Bus Strategy
RMT statement on accessibility measures
Commenting on the announcement of new public transport accessibility measures as part of the Government’s new National Disability Strategy, RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said: “It is absolutely vital that the UK’s public transport networks are fully accessible for disabled...
Region: National
Tagged with: Public Transport Accessibility, Disabled Passengers, National Disability Strategy,
RMT on new Bus report
Commenting on the report, which found that the UK’s privatised bus system is ‘failing passengers’ and ‘undermining rights’, RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said: “This report is completely right in its assessment that privatisation and deregulation has created a bus...
Region: National
Tagged with: Bus report, National Bus Strategy, Privatisation, Philip Alston
RMT's warning over Covid-19 Bus Service Support Grant
With confirmation from the Government that the Covid-19 Bus Services Support grant will end in August 2021 and be replaced by a lower level of ‘recovery funding’ from September 2021 until April 2022, bus union RMT has warned that with passenger numbers still...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Bus Service Support Grant, National Bus Strategy, Bus
RMT warns of an impending bus cuts crisis
A survey by Bus Union RMT of cross-party local councillors across the country has revealed that a cuts disaster looms for Britain’s bus network unless the Government takes far more radical action than is set out in its National Bus...
Region: National
Tagged with: National Bus Strategy, Bus Services, Councillor Survey
RMT statement on publication of new DfT Bus Strategy
“RMT has long called for the creation of a National Bus Strategy to address the massive decline in the bus industry since it was deregulated in the 1980s and we welcome the Government’s acceptance that this is necessary for local...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, DfT, Bus Strategy, Go-Ahead, Bus
RMT calls for radical action on buses
Commenting following the full publication of ‘Bus Back Better – National Bus Strategy for England’ which commits the Government to a review of the ban on local authorities setting up new municipal bus companies, RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, DfT, Bus Strategy, Go-Ahead, Bus
RMT on Nottingham Linkbus funding proposals
BUS UNION RMT is today calling on Nottingham City Council to reverse its proposals to cut funding for Nottingham’s Linkbus Network, amid fears that the significant funding cut would lead to service cuts. The Council’s draft budget shows that it...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: Nottingham, Linkbus, Nottingham City Council, National Bus Strategy, Covid-19
RMT on Government Bus Funding Announcement
Bus fares continue to rise, disproportionately affecting passengers in rural and non-metropolitan areas and local authorities remain prohibited from running bus services in the public sector. This is why RMT is urging the Government to ensure its National Bus Strategy...
Region: National
Tagged with: bus funding, tory government, national bus strategy, transport select committee
RMT concerns over offshore wind energy strategy
Offshore energy union RMT today raised concerns over the impact on workers from the Government’s Offshore Wind Energy Industrial Strategy which was published this morning. RMT General Secretary, Mick Cash said: “RMT is concerned that the offshore wind industry has...
Region: National
Tagged with: offshore workers, wind energy industrial strategy, opito
RMT responds to Government Future Maritime Strategy
Responding to the publication today of the government’s new Future Maritime strategy RMT general secretary Mick Cash said, “First, we have the Brexit ferry scandal with companies without ships. “Now from these latest proposals it seems we will have ghost...
Region: National
Tagged with: Government Future Maritime Strategy
Rail union RMT on Transport Accessibility Strategy
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash responds to ‘Next steps towards a fully inclusive transport network’, a new DFT strategy will improve accessibility across all types of travel for people with visible and less visible disabilities released this morning. “RMT supports...
Region: National
Tagged with: transport, accessibility, strategy, dft, department for transport
RMT gives guarded welcome to London Taxi strategy
Mick Cash, General secretary of London Taxi Union RMT said; "The union gives a guarded welcome to elements of this package that have already been widely trailed and we now expect that our London Taxi reps will be fully engaged...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: taxi, london taxi, taxi strategy, plying for hire, uber