CPT reaction to end of avoid public transport message 17/07/2020

Following the Prime Minister's announcement that the avoid public transport message has been dropped CPT Chief Executive Graham Vidler said:

“Operators have worked hard to ensure that buses are safe for both passengers and drivers. Moving away from the damaging avoid public transport message will be an important step in giving people the confidence to travel and we look forward to welcoming more passengers back onto buses.

“We now need the Government to work with operators to encourage greater bus use as part of the green recovery. Without encouraging people back onto public transport we risk poorer air quality and increased congestion in our towns and cities as people continue to travel by car.”