This report from the UK think tank Centre for Cities looks at the decline of bus transport in major cities outside London.
Buses are critical urban infrastructure. But the number of journeys made on them has declined in almost all cities apart from London for the past few decades. This report cites deregulation as the cause of this decline and sets out how cities can use bus franchising to support economic growth, reduce congestion and improve air quality. It calls for all metro mayors to begin the process of bringing local bus networks under their control and urges the Government to provide them with the additional tools to support them in doing this.Read Full Report