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North east response to BSIP funding announcement
Tobyn Hughes, Managing Director, Transport North East, said: “This announcement is great news for the region. 
Give us the funding we need to deliver our ambitions for bus
Transport leaders are submitting a response to the Transport Select Committee inquiry into the National Bus Strategy – one year on from its publication.
Covid-19 impact on transport budget will lead to reduced funding for buses and higher bills for councils without Government support, transport leaders warn
Transport leaders are set to consider a transport budget that will see cuts to public transport funding in Tyne and Wear and an increase in costs to Tyne and Wear councils, because of the impact of Covid-19 on public transport usage.
North East’s first region-wide Transport Plan begins to deliver its game-changing programme
Transport leaders are set to agree the region’s first Transport Plan.
Government urged to provide further support for public transport
The Government has been urged to provide further financial support for local bus and Metro services in North East England while they continue to recover from the impact of lockdown.