Bus passengers urged to have their say on subsidised services

July 28 2017

PEOPLE who travel by bus are being asked to get involved in a consultation on subsidised services so council leaders can ensure they are funding the routes that matter.

PEOPLE who travel by bus are being asked to get involved in a consultation on subsidised services so council leaders can ensure they are funding the routes that matter.

South Gloucestershire Council supports services which are entirely funded by the authority, as well as commercial services that receive top-up payments to extend the route or to run in the evening or on bank holidays.

It currently supports 32 bus services at a cost of £1.76 million and wants to know the travelling public’s priorities for public transport as it faces up to continued cuts in the funding it gets from the Government.

The council said subsidies for bus services were due to be reviewed, with spending set to be reduced by £250,000 in 2019/20.

The consultation runs until September 3 and anyone who wants to have their say should visit www.southglos.gov.uk/consultation to complete a survey.

Copies of the survey can also be collected from libraries or one-stop-shops.