National Federation of Womens Institutes (NFWI) launches new report into local bus services

A New Route for Bus Services aims to help build an understanding of the impacts of cuts to bus services on women and people living in rural areas.

In particular, the report explores the impacts of a significant reduction in local bus services on mental health, isolation and social exclusion, and sets out recommendations for future action.

A New Route for Bus Services is part of the WI’s Get on Board campaign. Launched in 2019, the campaign calls on the Government and local authorities to increase subsidies and work in partnership with bus companies and community transport operators to enable an adequate provision of services.

To find out more, download the report here.

We are calling on members to use our template letter to email your Local Transport Authority, asking them to support our recommendations and implement them in Bus Service Improvement Plans, which will need to be published by October 2021.

The letter will be made available after the upcoming local elections on Thursday 6 May 2021. To sign up to receive the letter, please click here to submit a short form.

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