University of Sheffield staff sign up to get sustainable
14 March 2017
Almost five hundred staff from The University of Sheffield are ditching the car and giving public transport a go this month, after joining forces with South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive’s (SYPTE) sustainable travel team, Inmotion!
The University staff will benefit from free travel on any bus, train or tram across South Yorkshire for 28 days after signing up to Inmotion!’s ‘Busboost’ scheme, which was crowned the winner of the Marketing Initiative of the Year award at the 2016 UK Bus Awards.
The award winning scheme was developed and delivered by South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive and partners as part of the Local Sustainable Transport Fund programme using funding provided by the Department for Transport to encourage commuters from South Yorkshire businesses and organisations who normally travel by car, to switch to public transport for part, or all, of their journey.
Since the scheme started in 2013, Busboost has encouraged over 14,000 employees across South Yorkshire to try travelling to work by public transport.
Scott Allen, Research Fellow at The Medical School, is looking forward to taking part in the scheme: “28 days free travel is an appealing offer. I live on the 120 route which stops right outside The Medical School so it’s a good opportunity to get out of the car and give the bus a try.”
Rachel Broomhead, Operations Assistant, who is coordinating the scheme at the University said: “As a University we are proud to have sustainability as an integral core value of what we do. Busboost is a great inititiavtive for our staff to be involved in as travelling sustainably reflects our values.”
The University of Sheffield was recently voted 25th place in The Sunday Times ‘100 Best Not-For-Profit Organisations To Work For 2017’