Government bus funding is to be cut in half

In #NewcastleCentral we’ve been waiting 7 years for real time, integrated bus info only to be told Government bus funding is to be cut in half.

I told the Minister we were sick of being under served, over charged and under informed on buses but he seemed to think it was all a big joke!

https://twitter.com/ChiOnwurah/status/1485667086831693826?cxt=HHwWhMC90YKWk54pAAAA

Chi: ” I don’t think our #busservices are good enough as they are – and now they’re going to get even worse. Levelling up? You’ve got to be kidding! ‘Decimation’ of North East bus services now imminent

https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/decimation-north-east-bus-services-22873168?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sharebar

 

Chi Onwurah    (Newcastle upon Tyne Central) (Lab)

In Newcastle, we have been waiting seven years—seven years—for real-time integrated bus information of the type that Londoners take for granted. Now we hear that the £3 billion bus improvement funding is less than half that, and much of that is going on zero-emission buses, meaning even less money for our bus improvement plan, which includes real-time information. Will the Secretary of State commit to levelling up bus transport in the north so that we are no longer under-served, overcharged and underinformed?

https://hansard.parliament.uk/Commons/2022-01-24/debates/B37BD6D3-0C3E-4754-97C2-E1DD27686FAB/Levelling-UpFund#contribution-3DD260D2-7EB7-411B-A8FA-CAC63D3CD4E3

What steps he is taking through the levelling-up fund to improve transport infrastructure in the north of England. (905187)

https://hansard.parliament.uk/Commons/2022-01-24/debates/B37BD6D3-0C3E-4754-97C2-E1DD27686FAB/Levelling-UpFund#contribution-DCE1B3F6-5376-4BCB-ACA8-5F8C2A04A310

 

Chi Onwurah calls on government to level up bus services in Newcastle

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