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Budget 2017: LGA responds to greener transport measures

“We look forward to seeing more details on these proposals, but it’s essential that any new responsibilities on transport that councils take on are fully funded, and that they are given whatever resources they need to put the appropriate infrastructure in place.”

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Budget 2020: LGA responds to electric vehicle charging and air quality funding announcements

“This will help tackle climate change and the air quality challenges in our towns and cities."

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Bus passenger journeys continue to fall to lowest level in a decade, councils warn

"Buses provide a vital service for our communities and a lifeline for our most vulnerable residents to go shopping, pick up medication, attend doctor appointments or socialise with friends. Councils know how important buses are for their residents and local economies and are desperate to protect them."

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Bus passenger journeys fall again, reaching lowest level in a decade

The amount of people using buses in England each year has fallen to its lowest level in a decade – down to 4.38 billion passenger journeys across the country in 2016/17.

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Bus passenger journeys fall to lowest level in a decade, councils warn

The number of people using buses in England each year has fallen to its lowest level in a decade.

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Coronavirus: Bus services taking health and care staff to work need rescue package

Bus services which are vital in getting health and care staff and other key workers to the frontline during the coronavirus outbreak will struggle to survive without emergency rescue funding, the Local Government Association says today. The LGA, which represents councils, is concerned that some bus companies and services will not be able to survive the crisis, as the number of passengers has fallen sharply – in some places 75 per cent - with most people now rightly staying safe at home. It wants to work with government on an emergency funding package for buses and council-run public

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LGA - Local buses clocking lowest mileage in decades

Local buses are travelling almost 150 million fewer miles than they were 10 years ago and have fallen to their lowest level since the mid-Eighties.

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LGA responds to AA poll of drivers on the condition of roads

"Only long-term and consistent investment in local road maintenance can allow councils to embark on the widespread improvement of our roads that is desperately needed, to the benefit of all road users up and down the country."

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LGA responds to AA survey on parking payment methods

Councils offer a variety of ways to pay for parking, and paying by phone can be a quick and convenient way to do so.

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LGA responds to ALARM survey on the state of local roads

“Careful and efficient management of our roads by councils has seen some progress being made into tackling the backlog of road repairs. However, increasing traffic levels, and more cars on our roads, together with continuing extreme winter weather conditions means that government needs to keep funding of local roads as a priority in its spending plans. “Only long-term and consistent investment in local road maintenance can allow councils to embark on the widespread improvement of our roads that is desperately needed, to the benefit of all road users up and down the country, including