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Wrexham Council is planning to cut school buses in certain areas completely only weeks after fares on subsidised school buses were increased by 50% to £1.70.
The proposals to withdraw all subsidised school buses will see children stranded at bus stops. When elected, this Labour council said education was its top priority, so why are they are planning to withdraw all school buses affecting hundreds of children travelling to schools each day?
Threatened routes include:
Gresford, Rossett to Darland School.
Southsea to Ysgol Clywedog
Rossett, Gresford, Chester Road to St Josephs School.
Gresford, Marford to Darland School.
Gresford, Marford to Darland School.
Marchwiel, Hightown to Ysgol Clywedog.
Plas Madoc Est to Acrefair School,
Trevor Est to Garth School,
Garth to Cefn Mawr
Johnstown to Ysgol Grango,
Rhos to Ysgol Ruabon.
Queensway to Ysgol Clywedog.
Queensway to Ysgol Clywedog.
Penycae to Ysgol Grango.
Acton, Borras to Bodhyfryd, St Josephs & St Marys Schools. Cefn Mawr to Ysgol Rhiwabon.
Hugmore Lane-Caia Park to St Josephs School
Cefn Mawr, Rhosymedre to Ysgol Rhiwabon.
We call on the council to scrap its plans to cut these school buses.
Leicestershire County Council consulted residents over a period of days in 2005 when plans were released to build an Inner Relief Road to take traffic out of the town.
Although the majority of the Loughborough populace supported a fully pedestrianised area, the County Council, after objections from the bus companies, agreed to a trial of buses southbound through the proposed pedestrianised area.
Now, eight years later, after further pressure from the bus companies, a new proposal to extend this to a year trial of buses both ways, with only one bus crossing the area at a time at 4 m.p.h., is to be considered by the Council Cabinet on March 6th. There has been no further public consultation. The County Council consider the trial to be a continuation of the public consultation. By then it will be a "done deal".
The free and safe flow of shoppers through the town centre, linking Market Place with Churchgate and the Rushes Shopping Centre, is essential for its continued success and above all for the safety of pedestrians. Several people have received serious or fatal injuries by falling on or being caught up by buses.
We want a traffic free town centre to give pedestrians and those with mobility difficulties a safe and enjoyable experience in an attractive environment. Buses trundling through will totally destroy this.
It seems that the County Council is more interested in the views of the bus companies than their residents.
A Memorial sits in one of Hull City Museums which was taken out of the Bus Depot prior to demolition. It lists 20 members of KHCT that died at Home or on Active Service.
As members of the Company that is still in operation Kingston Upon Hull City Transport we feel its only right to have this Memorial placed back into its right and proper place.
65 kids each year are kidnapped while on their way to or from school by strangers. Even more are kidnapped by family members that do not live with them as they are walking to or from school. With more and more sex offenders living among us, these kids in some cases are walking home passing unknown sex offender homes. As it was in MEMPHIS, TN Oct 2012, where a man kidnapped two children on their way home from school, this man was a convicted rapist and on the state sex offender registry.
Also in 2012 Jessica Ridgeway disappeared Oct. 5 while walking to school. The 10 year old was found dead 5 days later.
Until recently, Brighton & Hove Buses ran a Nightclub Bus Service [N97] from "Kingsway, Babylon Lounge" to Rottingdean, via Woodingdean.
Now that the service has ended, people in the Woodingdean and Rottingdean areas have been left without a way to get back home after going into town at night, unless they can afford an expensive taxi.
This petition is to try and get BC Transit to change their pet policy to enable medium and bigger dogs to travel on leash with their owners on buses, so that among other things they can be taken to the vet, as allowed in many other cities including Toronto, Ontario and London, England.
Esquimalt resident Robert Ganton is collecting names on a petition asking B.C. Transit to allow leashed dogs, other than service dogs, on its buses.
ONE BIG PROBLEM HERE IN ST. PETERS, MO IS THERE IS NO PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION.
THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE WITHOUT VEHICLES THAT NEED TO GET OUT AND ABOUT AND CANNOT.
ST. PETERS, MO IS TOO BIG OF A CITY TO NOT HAVE PUBLIC TRANSIT.
School buses are an enormous cost for schools across the United States. When we convert buses to CNG it will decrease taxes and improve the learning environment of all children.
CNG for school buses will create cleaner air than buses previously running on diesel gas.
Drink driving is a major public health concern as it contributes significantly to morbidity and mortality rates especially in young people. Injuries and fatalities caused by drink driving account for approximately 30% of all road accident fatalities and contributes a financial burden to the community of over 200 million dollars annually.
With few public transport options on Friday and Saturday night, we feel that the target population of 18 to 25 year olds often feel they have no other choice but to drive in situations where public transport is not available.
We propose that an increase in the number and frequency of trains and popular bus routes should be in place at night, particularly on Fridays and Saturdays between 12am and 4am.
These proposed changes are essential to reducing the prevalence of drink driving and the incidence of the subsequent accidents, injuries and fatalities and their enduring impact on the community.
The Transport for London is currently deciding whether to get rid of the 383 bus route between Woodside Park Station and Barnet Spires and reduce the 384 bus route from Cockfosters Station to Quinta Drive.
A decision will be made in February and the services will be withdrawn in July 2011 if it goes ahead. Please help us save the services.
NEW YORK IS RAISING THE FARES AND TOLLS AGAIN EVEN THOU SERVICE ON BUSES AND TRAINS HAVE BEEN REDUCED AND EVEN CUT IN SOME AREAS.
ALSO TOLLS RAISED EVEN ACROSS THE CROSSBAY BRIDGE FOR ROCKAWAY, QUEENS RESIDENCE WHICH AFFECTS THEM GREATLY. SERVICE ON THE A TRAIN HAS BEEN CUT ALSO IN ROCKAWAY. TRANSPORTATION IS LIMITED AS IT IS WITHOUT THIS CUTBACK ALTHOUGH FARES ARE BEING RAISED.
ALSO CHECK FOR MORE INFORMATION REGARDING THE OTHER AREAS THAT ARE DRASTICALLY AFFECTED.
WHERE IS JAY WALDER ???
I want to make a petition about this subject because not many people care about the environment.
FirstGroup proposes changes & cuts to the route of the Services No 6 & 7 bus route in Bath.
From 23rd May, the No. 6 bus would only serve FAIRFIELD PARK & the No. 7 bus would only serve LARKHALL.
There would be NO DIRECT LINK between LARKHALL & LONDON RD and CLAREMONT & FAIRFIELD PARK (including the Doctors Surgeries), CAMDEN ROAD & LANSDOWN ROAD.
Also the frequency of each service would be CUT from every 20mins to every 30mins.
These changes to the routes would result in :-
a) a fracture in the close link that has developed between the two halves of the community of Fairfield Park & Larkhall.
b) Residents of Fairfield Park & Camden would not be able to use the bus to reach Larkhall or the London Road directly and transport shopping home up the very steep hill.
c) Residents of Larkhall would not be able to use the bus to attend Fairfield Park Health Centre situated at the top of a very steep hill and equally residents of Fairfield Park would not be able use the bus to attend Grosvenor Surgery at the bottom of the hill.
When we are trying to encourage more people to use public transport, these changes would also be likely to increase car use by residents of the community, which is detrimental to the environment and contradicts the aims of B&NES Core Strategy for reducing carbon emissions.
“Child fares are available for children aged 5 to under 16 in all Arriva Southern Counties areas except Southend”. In Southend child fares are available to children aged 5 to under 14 unless they have a Fairsaver Card which entitles 14 and 15-year olds to child rate travel”
(Quote from Arriva website: Terms of Travel)
We want to change this!
They are cutting the bus lines in Cleveland which will result in no transportation to work, school and other important events for a lot of people.
Supporters and riders of the 552, 553, 554, 557,929, 951, & 952 Fairfax Connector buses who oppose the elimination of these bus routes in the Proposed FY 2011 Fairfax Connector Budget.
The Department for Transport currently has legislation in place for a free off-peak travel scheme for older people and people with disabilities. It is not a right, it is a privilege and I'm sure I speak for all benefactors when I say how privileged we are to be supported. However, I am not one of these people.
The basis for such a scheme allows people affected by age or disability to travel on local buses during off-peak hours and also across the country. However, what if you have a disability, are unable to drive but still able to work? You will need to pay for your fares during peak times.
Now call me ungrateful but I think this is a tad discriminatory. I'm led to believe that it comes down to your local authority to subsidise the bus company for such a scheme and it seems to me that disabled workers, who pay tax, national insurance and council tax are being excluded from the scheme because they travel to work during peak times.
My employment circumstances which are regular Monday to Friday hours, prevent me from using my bus pass. I have been told by my local council, DfT etc that I can use the travelcart on my way home - after I have paid to get to work. This is erroneous. It is better value to purchase weekly or monthly bus tickets which makes the concessionary scheme completely useless for people in my situation. If you do not have to leave for work until after 9.30am then nobody would have any complaints. But this is the real world and I'm afraid this situation has been left out of the planning processing.
Are you affected by this? Are you still paying for your bus fares despite qualifying for the scheme?
If so, sign this petition. I plan to take this to my local council and in turn to DfT to have this addressed
In Scotland, they use exactly the same scheme - free off-peak bus travel for older people and people with disabilities. However if you have a disability and are employed you will be provided with a travelcard that allows you to travel at peak periods because of your circumstances.
Sounds like a great scheme and forward thinking by Scotland. I hear they can also use it for discount on trains and underground as well. I've also heard there is a simlar scheme in London.
Why can't we have this elsewhere in England? It is discrimination against disabled workers. Surely it is in the Government's best interest to help people with disabilities to get to work rather than sitting at home not working. Some people cannot work, some people can, that much I understand. But I can work and the scheme is of no benefit to me. Even when my local authority made the bus pass available for use at 9am instead of 9.30am, it is still no use. I can't drive because of my disability either so this is not a privelidge
for me at all.
It is understandable that those who do not travel to places of work are a prioity for bus companies during peak times and that concessions are steered toward travelling during off-peak times but people such as myself who need to travel to work during rush hour and before would like to be considered as well, not discriminated.
Sign the petition if you or someone you know is affected by this or even if you wish to lend your support to people affected by this.
Bradshaw Glen is now districted into the Arnold Mill District which is approxim. 9 miles from the subdividion to Arnold Mill School. Bradshaw Glen is 1.5 miles to Hickory Flat School.
Buses from Arnold Mill would have to pass buses going to Hickory Flat to make pick ups at Bradshaw Glen subdivision.
We are Emma and Hollie the Members of Youth Parliament for Telford and Wrekin. As part of our local campaign we are petitioning against the bus company Arriva in our area to bring back the Local Child Day Rider and to obtain child fares for under 18's.
Currently, we can only buy a child day rider for the West Midlands, which is more expensive than the local adult day rider!
We have decided to campaign about this after a survey of around 400 young people and out of the 3 options, 47% wanted to bring back the day rider and 95% agreed that under-18's should not have to pay adult fares.
The intention of this petition is to promote a fair and accessible Victorian Public Transport System that is inclusive of all people with disabilities, particularly those people who use wheelchairs and scooters.
The Department of Transport (DOT) is discriminating against all people with disabilities who use wheelchairs and scooters where in Victoria nearly all of the Connex and Myki fare payment & ticketing equipment is inaccessible and does not comply with the Australian Standards or the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA).
Now it is time for the Department of Transport (DOT) to stop the rhetiric regarding 'access' and to give all people with disabilities 'a fare go' and abandon the proposed free Access Travel Pass or at least increase the eligibility criteria and stop the blatant discrimination.
The Transport Ticketing Authority (TTA) needs to be fair to all people with disabilities in a Fairer Victoria and widen the eligibility criteria of the free Access Travel Pass to include free public transport for all people with disabilities, particularly those who use wheelchairs and scooters who are challenged by the many physical barriers when attempting to access the inaccessible Victorian Public Transport System.
Applications for the free Access Travel Pass for people with disabilities will be available in September 2009 on the Metlink website.
DRM has now upped their prices by thirty pence yet again, making a simple return trip from Lugwardine to Ledbury four pounds a day. That's twenty pounds a year, two hundred pounds a term and six hundred pounds a year. This far exceeds the amount they need to run the buses.
We demand they lower their prices by one pound, improve the hygiene of the buses, improve the times they arrive at bus stops and increase the amount of seats on their horribly crowded buses.
Local bus services in Edinburgh have recently suffered a number of cuts. We are campaigning to restore services which have been cut, prevent further cutbacks, and for improvements in existing services.
We are urging government - local, Scottish and UK - to provide the funding and take the decisions necessary to "Bring Back our Buses!"
23. Keep the B37
The MTA is looking to once again increase fares on the backs of this city on our local buses, express buses, and subways by more than 25% next year in addition to cutting back or in some cases ending service on it's routes.
Most affected by this would be the commuters who use the B37 bus which runs from Downtown Brooklyn to the most southern tip of Brooklyn.
The B37 which stretches nearly the entire Third Avenue connecting several neighborhoods especially for those who live in Bay Ridge Brooklyn depend on this bus especially seniors who use this bus as a way of life, commuters who look to avoid the Fifth Avenue B63 handicapped who cannot take the Fourth Avenue R Subway line, and for connections to other buses along Third Avenue which travel all across Brooklyn.
By cutting this bus it will severely impact nearby buses such as the B63 which is already maxed to capacity, the B70 which is one of the slowest buses in the city possibly the free world, and the B16 especially during the school season.
Bottom line this decision will make everyone life's a little bit harder, and their commutes a little bit longer...
The former bus service that used to run down watling street, wilnecote, Tamworth known as the old A5 has now stopped leaving residents without a bus service along this route.
Local Resident Michael Hunter has got a petition together to ask local bus firm Arriva if they will consider providing a bus service along the Old A5 in light of the public need for a service here.
The Flagler County Transportation system is making little kids walk up to 2 miles home.
There are consistent setbacks due to inexact bus schedules that do not meet the needs of paying customers.
The transit serving Calaveras and Tuolumne Countys are a necessity for many residents who may not have ownership of personal vehicles, are of low income, or wish to cut down air pollution by driving less.
Students or perspective students wishing to attend Columbia College have a limited time frame and many do not take early morning or late evening classes to avoid tardiness or getting stranded.
People who rely on public transit to get to and from work cannot afford inefficiency.
This Petition is being put in place because of all the tragic events involving buses.
We have heard of so many people, children and adults being killed in accidents involving buses. Just recently I have experience the loss of a close friend in a very tragic buses accidents.
I know we cannot stop death but I truly believe if buses had seat belts we could limited the amount of people injured in these types of accidents.
My main focus started with Transit Buses in the outskirts of down town Sudbury, As I looked more into the issues there's things wrong with every part of the city.
In 1999 Sudbury, Became the GREATER CITY OF SUDBURY.
So you would think if we are The GREATER CITY OF SUDBURY all town's would be treated the same. Nope! ALL out skirt town buses run on different times then down town Sudbury buses, why is that if were all one city now?
IN spring 2008 the City decided to make one later bus for the outskirts to 12:30. All regular buses stayed the same.
What about the people who work early in the morning? sometimes their late because of traffic or of the roads, maybe we should have earlier buses to.
All of ONTARIO, Sudbury is the only one to have the new transit system...WHY, why didn't they take the money they used from the tax payers to improve the system, with more frequent, and longer bus times, lasting though out the day, (morning to night) and providing a larger range of services, example (whitefish, dowling), Including Sundays and holidays.
Did you know must stores/ restaurants are still open on SUNDAYS/ Holidays..... How are they sappose to get to work....
With the new system, the transfers don't give us much time, when were traveling on the out skirt buses, especially from Caperol, by the time you get to Val Caron, your transfer is expired, and then the drivers give you a hassle and YOU shouldn't have to pay more money, YOUR transfer should be good like everyone else's.
Sudbury is also one of the cities in Ontario to shut their Transit early. North Bay is smaller than us and their buses all run till 2:00am.
People need to work, they have personal lives to be meet with, to live a "normal" life.... what if they work 'til 11:00 and have no way home because some of the outskirt buses stop at 9:00 and so on. Is the city excepting people not to work?
Maybe this would help people get off Welfare, if there was more options or services.
Maybe there could be less accidents?
There are many elderly people who retire in the outskirts, but have no way to get around, and on pension, the can't afford to take a taxi everywhere.
Also Most buses are extremely packed....there's an overage on the college students, there's not enough places for them to live.... YOU think there's enough seats too? there's like what 30 seats on a bus, plus standing? and then people getting hurt because the driver slams on the breaks, and puff the people go flying.
This is a petition regarding the new schedule change for CATS buses that has taken effect on Novemeber 26, 2007. The bus schedule change seems to have not been for the better but for the worsse.
The buses in the mornings run every 20-25 minutes which is not acceptable in the mornings and in the evenings after 6:30 the buses run about every 30-45 minutes.
As citizens who pay taxes and who just voted to repeal the half cent transit tax you would think the bus schedule would have changed for the better and not the worst. When these schedules are being considered who is planning them? Do the people who plan them ride the bus?
This is a concern because I am not the only one who has been complaining but one who has actually decide to step up and take action.
Large amounts of School kids board buses and not in single file, its about time bus companies informed schools that they will no longer accept more than 2 school kids onto their services.
Even though schools get given a school bus for them to use, but how many kids use them? Well it works out that in 1 school of 500 kids only 50 use the school buses the other 450 use public services and have no consideration for fare paying customers with prams or wheelchairs.