Tracey celebrates the national drive towards using public transport this week by pledging her support to ‘Catch The Bus Week’ and highlighting that new and existing passengers in the region could try the bus for free*.
Catch The Bus Week, which runs from 28th April to 4th May, is an industry-wide initiative being supported by sustainable transport group Greener Journeys, which urges people to try using the bus instead of their car for certain journeys.
To do its bit to boost the initiative Arriva is offering free day saver mobile phone tickets to anyone who registers for its m-ticket app during Catch the Bus Week; allowing more people than even before the chance to see for themselves just how much they could benefit from bus travel.
Paul Adcock, Area Managing Director from Arriva said: “We really wanted to show just how easy and affordable getting the bus can be, particularly with the use of our m-ticket. We’re very grateful that Ms Crouch chose to give us a helping hand to spread the word around Medway.
“By giving residents free m-tickets we hope many more people will start to recognise just why they should give the bus a go.”
Tracey Crouch backed the cause by stating: “I am pleased to be supporting Catch The Bus Week 2014. Across Chatham & Aylesford, buses help connect the most rural parts of my constituency, such as Burham, to the main towns and these services are vital to those of us who cannot drive.
“Catching the bus not only ensures we are being environmentally friendly when travelling but can be a lot cheaper whilst helping to ease the problem of traffic and pollution across the county. As a key member of the recent campaign to keep the evening 155 bus service in Chatham & Aylesford, I will continue to encourage people to use the bus whenever possible.”
To find out more about Arriva, Catch the Bus Week and Greener Journeys please visit www.arrivabus.co.uk/catchthebusweek
*Free travel offer available when registering for the Arriva m-ticketing service and using the Catch the Bus Week promotional code 4343 between April 28 and May 4.