July 6, 2015

Driving Cheaper than public transport?

Driving a car has continued to become significantly cheaper at the expense of bus and rail passengers, official figures show.

Despite regular warnings, the cost of driving fell by 14% between 1980 and 2014 whilst bus fares increased by 58% and train fares by 63%.

There have been calls for urgent cuts in train, coach and bus fares and real investment in public transport routes, as well as walking and cycling infrastructure. Fares are currently increasing much faster than wages.

On the other hand, there has been a review of rules about parking on double yellow lines, curbs on enforcing parking rules, and a huge road-building programme.

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