Devon highlighted in campaign against bus cuts

PUBLISHED: 09:04 04 February 2011 | UPDATED: 09:18 04 February 2011

Devon has been named as one of the ten worst areas for cuts to bus services.

DEVON has been named as one of the worst areas for cuts to its bus services following the launch of a new campaign.

Devon County Council has been highlighted by the Save Our Buses campaign because of its plans to implement £1.3m of cuts to bus services in the county.

Campaign for Better Transport has launched the national campaign in a bid to protect local bus services in response to cuts to council transport spending, which could leave some people in Devon without public transport.

The chief executive for Campaign for Better Transport said: “These unprecedented cuts will be especially disastrous for people on low incomes and could effectively mean the death of rural bus services.

“Politicians must consider the social, economic and environmental consequences of failing to protect our bus services.”

Figures revealed by the Save Our Buses campaign show that 70 per cent of local authorities plan major cuts to their bus budgets.

Devon County Council is one of 14 councils cutting support by more than £1m.


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