In 2016, though the price of oil was low, average bus fares rose three times faster than the consumer prices index. The statistics report presented by government for 2015/6 was precise: “Between March 2011 and March 2016, the average annual percentage change in bus fares was 3.8% higher than the average annual rate of inflation […]

https://ourbirmingham.wordpress.com/2017/04/14/central-funding-cuts-jam-families-suffer-as-bus-fares-rise/

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