Updated: Dec 3, 2019
To whom may concern,
Thank you for contacting me about buses.
Frequent, reliable bus services are vital, not just to help people visit friends and families, get to work and access public services, but to rejuvenate many of the communities across the country that can feel left behind.
Conservatives in Government announced that we will launch a new National Bus Strategy, backed up with £220 million in the first year alone, to transform bus services across England. We will also launch new ‘superbus’ networks, expand our fleet of low emission buses and give passengers more information and better value for money.
We believe that local leaders should be empowered to provide services that are right for their areas. So we will provide more than £4 billion to combined authority areas to allow local leaders to dramatically improve both bus and train services in their areas.
We will transform bus services to ensure no part of this nation is left behind and that no business is held back because of poor public transport, levelling up opportunities and renewing the ties that bind our communities together.
Dr Shengke Zhi
PPC for Manchester Withington