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Freeman believes fuel prices may have reached tipping point to favour bus travel

Reading Buses has reversed a three year decline in patronage, with chief executive James Freeman highlighting that rising motoring costs may have reached a tipping point in improving the value of bus travel relative to the private car.

“I am hearing people say for the first time that the price of fuel has gone up so much they are converting to travelling by bus,” Freeman said. “I haven’t heard that in 35 years in the bus industry which I consider to be very...

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