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Bus Services

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 178967, tabled on 12 April 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has plans to bring forward legislative proposals to provide statutory backing to the policy proposals in the National Bus Strategy.

Answered on

19 April 2021

The National Bus Strategy sets out the Government’s vision for bus services, and how it will be delivered through local transport authorities (LTAs) using existing powers in the Bus Services Act 2017 to form Enhanced Partnership and franchising arrangements; those powers provide the statutory backing for delivery. The strategy sets out what LTAs and bus operators must do, and from when, in order to access discretionary sources of bus funding, including the £3 billion for buses announced in February 2020.

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