Extra bus funding to prevent large scale cuts welcomed by transport charity

Responding to the announcement of a funding package worth £150 million for bus and light rail operators, Paul Tuohy, chief executive of Campaign for Better Transport, said:

“We are grateful the Government heeded our calls to continue supporting bus services until passenger numbers can begin to recover. This is good news for buses and the communities which rely on them and should help prevent the large-scale cuts to services we feared. We now want to see a government-led campaign to boost people’s confidence to leave their cars at home and get back on board public transport so that buses can start to fund themselves once again.”