03 Jun '16, 5pm

A report has found that cuts to school transport have generated 100m extra car journeys per year

A report has found that cuts to school transport have generated 100m extra car journeys per year

A report has found that cuts to school transport have generated 100m extra car journeys per year. The School Transport Matters report, compiled from a survey of local authorities by consultancy STC, also revealed that: Outside London 300,000 children and 50,000 people aged 16-18 have lost their transport to school or college since 2008 – the equivalent of 10,000 single-deckers a day Nearly 80% of local authorities have reduced school transport since 2010, with children in rural England the worst affected by cuts and the loss of services Two-thirds of local authorities no longer provide any free transport to post-16 students. Lianna Etkind, Public Transport Campaigner at Campaign for Better Transport, says: "School buses are essential to reducing congestion and improving air quality, as well as ensuring young people are able to access their choice of school or college. What...

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