Funding for ‘vital’ Welsh services

first_imgAt Wales’ second Bus Summit, Transport Secretary Ken Skates has announced £3.5m to improve on-bus and bus stop environment.Mr Skates said the funding will be for local authorities to improve equipment on board buses and bus stops.He said: “The money I am announcing will help provide tangible results for passengers to enjoy.“It will speed up the implementation of on-bus audio-visual equipment, including technology to bring on-board ‘next stop’ announcements. It will also make possible improvements to related infrastructure, such as stops, shelters, signs and flags, timetable displays and accessible kerbs.  “Local scheduled bus services are vital to Welsh life and actually account for around 100m passenger journeys each year, which is why this summit is so important for the healthy future of our bus industry.”last_img read more