Buses to receive more funding

A further £254 million has been made available by the government to increase the number of bus services. It is in addition to £29 million for trams and light rail.

The money is intended to help protect and increase services, while helping ensure there is enough space for them to observe social distancing guidelines. The funding will be kept under review to ensure that full services can be up and running as quickly as possible.

CPT Chief Executive, Graham Vidler, said: “We’re pleased the Government has recognised the important role the bus network is playing in helping people return to work safely and we look forward to receiving further details of the proposed funding.

“This is the first step towards delivering a more comprehensive bus network in the coming weeks and months and we will aim to have more buses on our roads as soon as possible. The funding review process announced today will be critical to ensuring the right level of resources are in place to provide communities with the bus services they need.”

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