£15 million to benefit bus services across England

Kickstart second round grants for projects aiming to a reduction in congestion.

£15 million from the second round of Kickstart grants will benefit bus services across 31 areas of England.

The Kickstart programme offers financial backing to schemes which have the potential to become successful but which initially might be more marginal in commercial terms.

The programme also focuses on getting more people travelling on buses as well as improving accessibility.

Projects which aim to lead to a reduction in congestion and benefits to the environment, as well as to improve accessibility and social inclusion were selected for Kickstart funding.

Transport Minister Sadiq Khan said: "Some bus services which could provide an important transport link might not always be commercially attractive from the outset."

"This will help fund new and improved bus routes across the country, ensuring local people get the services they need."

Further information:
Department for Transport

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