Poor communities are being taken for a ride by our transport system
Over the past 20 years, the richest 10% have had their transport subsidised 4 times more than the poorest 10%. And yet it’s the poorest who rely on public transport most. The Campaign for Better Transport yesterday reported that Councils throughout the United Kingdom are being left with little option but to slash funding for local buses, and in some cases, to withdraw subsidy altogether. These decisions spell disaster for many communities, and are contributing to an explosion in levels of transport poverty – something which has repercussions for wider inequality across the UK.