Sue Robb of 4Children talks to Julie Laughton and Alison Britton from the Department for Education about the role of childminders in delivering the 30 hours free entitlement.
Local bus services boosts road management in York
Annual statistics on public transport from the Department for Transport have shown that improvements made to York’s buses have helped take 460,000 car trips off the city’s roads last year.
There were 16.8 million passengers on York’s buses last year, compared to 15 million in 2012/13, representing a growth in passengers of 12 per cent. In contrast, the rest of the Yorkshire and Humber region has seen a decrease of four per cent. The improvements made to York’s buses helped take 460,000 car trips off the city’s roads last year.
Separate research by Transport Focus, on behalf of the York Quality Bus Partnership, suggests that 90 per cent of York’s bus passengers are satisfied with the service they receive – a rate above the national average of 87 per cent, and above the rates for West and South Yorkshire.
Ian Gillies, executive member for transport and planning, said: “The increasing number of people using York’s buses reflects the work done by bus operators and the council to help ensure York offers a quality up to date service. This is a great help in a city like York where we are working to create attractive alternatives to car journeys where possible.”