Almost half of local authorities in England have cut their spending on bus services, Freedom of Information requests have revealed.
The BBC report:
More than 40% of local authorities in England have cut spending on supported bus services this financial year, figures obtained by campaigners show.
The Campaign for Better Transport said it used Freedom of Information requests to find funding was being reduced by £18.3m – 16% – for such services.
In 2011/12 one in five, or 9%, of services which are supported by councils were cut or reduced.