Government to provide up to £60 million from January to March next year, to help bus operators to cap single adult fares at £2 per journey.
The Transport Secretary has announced the government will provide up to £60 million from January to March next year, to help bus operators to cap single adult fares at £2 per journey.
Paul Tuohy, Chief Executive of Campaign for Better Transport, said:
“This will be very welcome news for the millions of people who rely on the bus to get to work, to the shops, to medical appointments and to connect with friends and family. It will also encourage more people to find their nearest bus stop and give the bus a try… where could YOU go for just £2?
“Buses have great potential to cut traffic and carbon emissions, to connect communities and ease loneliness. This £2 fare cap – which we have called for – will help set buses on the road to a bright future.”
Understanding how our users are reliant on our service and how buses are effective in cutting traffic, congestion and roadside air pollution, we will work closely with local transport authorities to enable our passengers to enjoy the discount.
We foresee that the “Kettering Catcher” bus routes would be included, but there could be restrictions on the types of service to fund. We will study the final deal put forward by the DfT and include as many services as possible.