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Bus and light rail funding based on ‘optimistic’ forecasts


Deniz Huseyin
10 August 2021

The government's funding package to support bus and light rail services may not be enough to offset the loses caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, warns Jonathan Bray, director of the Urban Transport Group, which represents the city-region transport authorities in England. 

He told LTT: “It’s welcome that we now have funding deals in place for bus and light rail through to April 2022, however these deals rest on patronage forecasts which could be optimistic given that the pandemic...

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