Saving 2 million tonnes of CO2 emissions

It’s Catch the Bus Month! Passenger is celebrating the vital lifeline that improves air quality, reduces congestion, brings communities together and provides access to life’s opportunities.

1st Sep 2022

Man stepping onto a bus

It’s Catch the Bus Month! Passenger is joining forces with Bus Users UK to celebrate the bus this September – that vital lifeline that improves air quality, reduces congestion, brings communities together and provides access to life’s opportunities.

Catch the Bus Month. Get on Board. September 2022.

Tom Quay, CEO of Passenger comments: “We’re encouraging our own team to use the bus and share their positive experiences with their own friends and family. Many of us are regular users already, but sharing our experiences with those around us creates a strong message that using the bus instead of the car can actually be less stressful, cheaper and better for our environment.”

Buses are one of the most sustainable forms of transport. A double-decker bus can take up to 75 cars off the road and switching just 1 journey in 25 to the bus would save 2 million tonnes of CO2 emissions. 

Buses also reduce social isolation and improve health and wellbeing. Claire Walters, Chief Executive of Bus Users UK the charity behind Catch the Bus Month said: “Buses make a huge contribution to all our lives socially, economically and environmentally. They are also a lifeline for communities providing access to education, work, healthcare, shops and leisure. We want to see more people get on board this September to protect these vital services for future generations.” 

This will be the first year Bus Users has hosted the campaign since Greener Journeys handed over the baton in 2020. While many people have now returned to schools, offices and social events, bus passenger numbers have remained below pre-pandemic levels.

Bus Users is a charity that campaigns for inclusive, accessible transport. It is the only approved Alternative Dispute Resolution Body for the bus and coach industry and the designated body for handling complaints under the Passenger Rights in Bus and Coach Legislation. Bus Users is also part of a Sustainable Transport Alliance, a group working to promote the benefits of public, shared and active travel. Alongside our complaints work we investigate and monitor services and work with operators and transport providers to improve services for everyone. We run events, carry out research, respond to consultations, speak at government select committees and take part in industry events to make sure the voice of the passenger is heard.  

Visit the Bus Users website to find out more about Catch the Bus Month 2022.

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