Bus promotes greener travel

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WEARSIDERS are being encouraged to go green and use public transport this week.

Bus operator Stagecoach North East is joining forces with sustainable transport group Greener Journeys to promote the benefits of bus as part of the second annual Catch the Bus Week. The initiative, which runs for a week until this Sunday, sees the company working to encourage drivers to ditch their cars in favour of taking the bus, highlighting the health, environmental and financial benefits.

Phil Medlicott, managing director at Stagecoach, said: “There are obvious environmental benefits of taking the bus instead of driving – but bus travel can also save people money and reduce the stress of driving and parking in busy towns and cities.

“Catch the Bus Week is a great example of how the industry can work together to encourage greater use of sustainable travel.”