Gordon Welcomes New Fund To Support Local Bus Services


Local MSP Gordon MacDonald has welcomed the announcement of a new grant to support local bus services while passenger numbers recover from the COVID pandemic.


The Scottish Government has committed £93.5 million of the 2022-23 Budget to support bus operators, due to the changed travel patterns during pandemic restrictions.


Commenting on the announcement Gordon MacDonald MSP said, “As passenger numbers recover across Edinburgh due to the easing of restrictions, I’m delighted to see the Scottish Government offering significant support for Scotland’s bus services.


“Committing nearly £94 million for 2022-23 offers financial certainty for bus companies and for passengers, and ensures our communities can remain connected by vital local bus links.


“Our travel options play a crucial part in Scotland’s transition to Net Zero - and this grant is an important step in protecting sustainable travel, cutting car kilometres and supporting connected communities across Scotland.”

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