July 07 2021
CPT has reacted to the announcement that a £226 million package is being provided to support vital bus services.
“Today’s announcement recognises the crucial role buses will play in the country’s recovery from Covid-19.
“Operators will be working with local authorities to ensure the services passengers need are in place as restrictions end and new travel patterns begin to emerge. This will be an integral part of our joint working on bold bus service improvement plans that put buses at the heart of transport networks to maximise the potential of the National Bus Strategy for communities across the country.
“With the Government’s mixed messaging on face coverings likely to cause confusion for passengers we now need to see the Government working with industry to loudly back a return to bus to help the economic recovery in our towns and cities and ensure the country remains on track to meet its ambitious climate change and air quality goals.”