Further £155m support announced for bus industry

23 February 2023
Rishi Sunak: `We want to ensure that no matter where you live, you have the same opportunities to get around easily and can feel pride in your local area – which is why protecting our local bus services is so important.
Rishi Sunak: `We want to ensure that no matter where you live, you have the same opportunities to get around easily and can feel pride in your local area – which is why protecting our local bus services is so important.

 

Prime minister Rishi Sunak has announced a new government package of support to the bus industry to extend the £2 bus fare cap and protect bus services with a total of £155m of new funding.

The deal appeared to have been the subject of tense negotiations between the industry, local transport authorities and Department for Transport as fears grew of major service cutbacks by operators whose finances are still damaged by a drop in demand from the pandemic.

The Funding was...

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