Witney and West Oxfordshire MP, Robert Courts has welcomed the Government’ s recent announcement to extend the £2 bus fare cap.
This announcement has come as part of a £200million investment to freeze bus fares nationally, helping passengers to save money on fares. Within the package it has also been confirmed that £300 million has been allocated to supporting vulnerable bus routes and improve services until 2025.
Taking the bus is the most popular form of public transport and I know many people in West Oxfordshire rely on buses to get them to work or to take their children to school. That is why I am delighted that the Government has committed to freezing bus fares so passengers across the country can continue to ‘Get Around for £2’.
These announcements will make sure bus travel remains accessible and affordable for everyone to ease the cost of living pressure whilst also ensuring we are delivering on our priority to grow the economy.
Commenting on the announcements, Robert said: “Access to affordable and reliable buses is vital to people across West Oxfordshire, helping them to access work, education, shops, appointments and stay connected with friends and family. Keeping the cost of fares down will make a real difference to the lives of the millions of people who use them every day.
That is why I am reassured by the Government’s announcements on this and the commitment they are making to support and improve local bus routes whilst also keeping costs down for passengers”.
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