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Local Bus Service Support

Volume 473: debated on Thursday 13 March 2008

I am today publishing a consultation document on proposals to reform local bus subsidies. The proposals particularly focus on changes to my Department’s bus service operators grant to link it more effectively with our objectives on the environment, accessibility and congestion. They involve changes to help tackle the contribution of buses to climate change and to encourage technological modernisation, such as smartcard infrastructure and use of GPS data, which will help deliver better services for passengers.

Copies of the document and associated impact assessment are being placed in the Library of the House.