February 17 2023

The Department For Transport has announced a three-month extension to the Bus Recovery Grant and the £2 single bus fare cap outside of London.

Commenting on the news, CPT’s CEO Graham Vidler said:

“We welcome the Government’s extension of the Bus Recovery Grant, which will help protect vital passenger services for a further three months.

“It is now critical all parties use this three-month extension to move away from short-term funding fixes and instead, build a sustainable settlement to unlock the economic, net zero and social wellbeing potential of buses.

“The Government’s continuation of the £2 fare cap is also a good move to help make buses more attractive during a cost of living crisis and we will work with our members to understand how they can maintain this initiative.”