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Plans to boost buses "in tatters" say Metro Mayors

Seven Metro Mayors across England have warned that the government’s failure to extend emergency Covid support for bus services is on the verge of causing lasting damage

16 February 2022
South Yorkshire Mayor Dan Jarvis
South Yorkshire Mayor Dan Jarvis

 

In a statement led by South Yorkshire Mayor Dan Jarvis, regional leaders sounded the alarm about what they called “strategic short-sightedness of the worst kind” – with bus companies sharing the blame for looming cuts and fare rises that will weaken economic recovery, undermine climate change targets and hit hard-up passengers in the pocket.

“The lack of concern for the future of our buses from the government and private operators is astounding,” Mayor Jarvis said....

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