There’s been a lot of challenges of late; whether it be the labour shortage, supply chain issues, fuel price hikes or the cost of living crisis. I’m sure all of you are experiencing one or more of these in your day-to-day operations. I hope you are finding a way to navigate the situation with minimal disruption. We are no different – particularly when it comes to working with our operator partners to manage the thousands of services we deliver on a daily basis.
You’re probably reading this because you believe in the positive impact of affordable, convenient and sustainable bus transportation and a modal shift away from private car usage; and you want it to happen!
Whilst any additional cost at the outset of an economic downturn may feel difficult to justify, this is absolutely the time to invest in the transition. With the rise in fuel prices and cost of living, people are beginning to feel the true cost of driving their cars. Compound this with the feeling of responsibility to improve the climate crisis and we are at a point where we can change habits for good.
Employers and schools seem to agree. We’re not even halfway through the year and we’ve already recorded a 443% year-on-year increase in demand for new bus programmes, we’ve grown our route network 2x and our current customers have grown their existing programmes by >25% on average.
These organisations recognise that people are core to their success; and that the convenience and cost of the commute is at the core of how people choose where they work or go to school.
There are challenging times ahead, but that also means there is an opportunity! We hope to support you through the months ahead.