CPT reacts: government extends coronavirus support for buses 08/08/2020

Reacting to the announcement that bus funding has been extended, CPT’s Chief Executive Graham Vidler said:

“Buses are essential in getting millions of people to work, education, retail and leisure venues and to see family and friends. Operators have put in place extensive safer travel arrangements and it’s great to see passengers responding by returning in increasing numbers. It remains important for passengers to follow guidance on safer travel, particularly the requirement to wear face coverings.

“Continued social distancing measures mean capacity on buses remains reduced and income from passenger fares is still significantly lower than normal. This latest funding is designed to cover the gap between the costs and income in running a comprehensive bus network.

“Bus operators remain committed to working with government, passengers, businesses and local authorities to provide a safe, flexible and sustainable bus network for local communities.”

You can find out more about the announcement here

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-extends-coronavirus-support-for-buses-and-trams-total-funding-tops-700-million