July 09 2024

Aaron Hill, Director, Confederation of Passenger Transport Wales says,

"CPT Wales will work closely with Welsh Government on their proposals for reform, and urge them to consider the proposals we made last year for a 'minimum subsidy' franchise that could deliver 40m more bus journeys across Wales.

"Buses are an essential part of the social and economic fabric of Wales. To meet the needs of passengers, it is vital that Welsh Government works with the industry to build a system that retains the local knowledge and innovation capacity of private bus operators."



Notes for editors

In March this year CPT Wales warned regulatory change alone will not change the economic reality of delivering bus services.

CPT Cymru is the leading trade association for the bus and coach sector in Wales.

CPT Cymru Director Aaron Hill is available for interview upon request.

With nearly one in five of the Welsh population having no access to a car, buses are a lifeline to many people.

As the most popular form of public transport in Wales, the bus industry helps around 100 million people every year to get to work, to visit friends and family, and to do their shopping and access vital services.