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Councils bearing the pain of Covid bus payments – Nexus

Funding

Andrew Forster
01 June 2020
Tyne and Wear: funding dilemmas
Tyne and Wear: funding dilemmas

 

Local authorities’ own financial problems arising from Covid-19 are being worsened by the Government’s request that they pay bus operators concessionary fares reimbursement and tendered services funding at pre-Covid 19 levels, says Nexus, the Tyne and Wear PTE.

Concessionary fare trips have collapsed during the virus outbreak, with some local transport authorities reporting only about ten per cent of such trips are being made. Meanwhile, many tendered bus services are not...

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