£3m for Scottish buses

Scottish Transport Minister, Keith Brown, has announced over £3m worth of funding to be allocated to bus projects across Scotland over the next two years. Thirteen projects, including interchange hubs and community transport, will receive grants under the second round of Transport Scotland’s Bus Investment Fund (BIF).

The successful projects include: A93 Mini-interchange Hubs – Aberdeenshire; Tagsa Uibhist Community Services – Comhairle nan Eilean Siar; Clyde Gateway Sustainable Transport – Glasgow/South Lanarkshire; Glenkens Transport Initiative – Dumfries & Galloway; Ulva Ferry Community Transport – Argyll & Bute (Mull); Badenoch & Strathspey Integrated Transport – Highlands; iTravel Project – Highlands & Islands; Loch Lomond Bike Bus – Argyll & Bute & Highland Council; Coach Service 918 Enhancement – Oban and Fort William; nSGH Bus Route Improvements – Glasgow; Urban Freedom Health Cycle – Moray; Regional RTPI Bus Fit-Out – Fife, West Lothian, Falkirk and Digital Live Information Displays in Public & Private Sector Premises – SEStran.

Keith Brown said, ‘I was delighted by the level of interest shown in this year’s Bus Investment Fund and would like to congratulate all the successful applicants who have secured substantial funding. This fund supports community groups, authorities and operators across the country, helping to improve the standard of bus services, increasing patronage thereby achieving greater modal shift. The Scottish Government is committed to improving bus services in Scotland and that is why we have provided a further round of funding under the Bus Investment Fund.’

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