CPT reacts: funding package for school transport 08/08/2020

Reacting to the announcement that there will be a multi-million-pound funding package for school transport, CPT’s Chief Executive Graham Vidler said:

“Buses and coaches get more than a million children to school each day. Ensuring that a safe home to school network is fully running will be a crucial component of a successful return to school in September, and we are pleased the government has recognised this with additional funding.

“With less than four weeks to go until schools reopen, it is vital that local authorities adopt a pragmatic approach to engagement with operators, and fully utilise the coach capacity that is available locally. Local authorities will also want to ensure that all contracts meet the true costs of running home to school services to ensure that services remain sustainable.”

 

gov.uk press release: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/multi-million-pound-funding-package-for-school-transport

Find out more about the announcement here: https://schoolsweek.co.uk/government-to-hand-councils-40m-to-help-with-home-to-school-transport/