26 Jun '13, 4pm

CPT News Release: Bus industry welcomes the preservation of bus service operators grant

News Release: Bus industry welcomes the preservation of bus service operators grant CPT’s Chief Executive Simon Posner The CPT has today welcomed the news that BSOG is to be protected until 2015/16. CPT’s Chief Executive Simon Posner said: “We are delighted that the Government has recognised the importance of retaining BSOG. BSOG is a simple, yet highly effective, tool that makes a direct and positive impact on transport. The evidence shows that it results in lower fares and helps maintain services which encourages more passengers to take the bus.” He added: “Buses are the most critical and most used mode of public transport in the UK and we enjoy one of the most comprehensive bus networks in Europe. Today’s announcement, which further demonstrates the Government’s understanding of the vital role buses play in the economic and social wellbeing of the Country, is good news ...

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