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Bus and light rail ‘need long-term Covid financial support’

Public Transport

02 October 2020
 

The Government must give bus and light rail operators long-term financial support to cover losses from Covid-19 or services could go into meltdown, according to a report for the Urban Transport Group.

Consultant Steer says financial support will be needed until at least March 2022. 

“In a plausible best case scenario, we postulate that there will be a relatively rapid resolution of the Covid crisis with the restrictions largely relaxed by mid-2021. 

“[In this scenario]...

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