Funding cuts to local bus services leave people isolated – Labour
Party says 30m miles of bus journeys lost after services funded by local authorities fell by 17%, hitting rural residents hardest
People are being left isolated in their homes as more than 30m miles of bus journeys have been cut because of squeezed council budgets, a new analysis by Labour has found.
The party said those living in rural areas have been particularly badly hit, as the number of miles of bus services funded by local authorities has fallen by 17% compared with 2011. Overall, the length of bus services axed equate to travelling all the way around the world.
Source: Guardian Transport