West Bromwich East MP Tom Watson has criticised the increase in bus fares introduced by operator National Express earlier this week.
The cost of an Adult Single ticket increased by 10p to £2.30 and an Adult Daysaver increased by 20p to £4.40. In December, though, the cost of Brent crude oil sank to an 11 year low at just $36.05 a barrel.
Mr Watson said: “Fuel prices have been falling for several years now. National Express should be passing on these savings in full to their customers, not increasing the cost of some fares.”
Mr Watson has previously launched a petition calling on operators to lower fares in response to falling fuel prices.