February 02 2022

Following the publication of the Government's Levelling Up White Paper, CPT has issued this statement.

“Today’s white paper is another vote of confidence in the crucial role of buses in supporting the levelling up of local communities by connecting people to local jobs, education opportunities and essential services. The flexibility and affordability of bus travel means it can offer rapid and sustainable solutions to the challenges set out in the white paper.

“The Government has some critical decisions to make in the coming weeks to ensure that people in every part of the country have the bus network they need to help access jobs, skills and training. This starts with ensuring funding to support networks continues beyond April, and should continue with a sustained, stable programme of investment in bus to match not only the government's objectives on levelling up, but also to secure economic recovery from the pandemic and meet the country's net zero ambitions."