Welsh councils handed £25m to support bus services


Local authorities across Wales are to share £25m to help support local bus services.

The Government grant helps enable councils to subsidise ‘socially-necessary’ bus and community transport services across the country.

‘I am pleased we have been able to maintain our investment levels in Wales’ bus services despite increasingly challenging financial settlements,’ said economy secretary Ken Skates.

‘This is a reflection of our commitment to supporting our bus industry and to delivering an effective network of buses for communities as part of an integrated, multi-modal system of public transport right across Wales.’

The funding comes under the Bus Services Support Grant (BSSG) is allocated annually to Wales’ local authorities by a formula that reflects their overall populations and their rural or urban characteristics.

This story first appeared on our sister site LocalGov.

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