Focus was on investment, green growth and a long-term strategy for the industry at this year’s UK Bus Summit.
Buses Minister Baroness Vere opened the gathering with an announcement of the expressions of interest for the current tranche of investment into improvement of bus services. They total £170m.
Last September the government promised £220m as part of the Spending Round for 2020-21 to form ‘a better deal for bus users’, alongside a long-term funding settlement and bus strategy.
From that £220m funding package, Baroness Vere confirmed that local authorities (LAs) will benefit from £30m to improve . . .