Barnsley Central MP, Dan Jarvis asked the secretary of state for transport, Grant Shapps, about improvements to bus services in parliament yesterday.
Dan said: “Covid is creating huge challenges for our bus network and if we are serious about improving services after the pandemic we need a commitment to long-term investment from all tiers of government.
“In South Yorkshire we produced an improvement plan for our bases but we need support. So can I ask the Secretary of State, when we will see investment from the government for the sustainable, affordable and accessible bus service that we all want to see?”
Mr Shapps responded: “We do share the ambition to do much of what he’s just said. The South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive has received a £1.127m grant and the Sheffield City Region Combined Authority has been allocated £703,614 so we are putting our money where our mouths are.
“We will be publishing our National Bus Strategy and I think you’ll find it very complementary to the bus review report that he has been behind.”