4 April 2022
RMT Press Office:
RMT describes Government announcement on bus and local transport funding as “a drop in the ocean and a postcode lottery”.
Responding to the Government announcement on bus and local transport funding RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said:
“This announcement of funding is a drop in the ocean compared to what our bus and local transport desperately needs after years of Government cuts, austerity and mismanagement by the private bus industry.
“This is also clearly a postcode lottery as many areas that are crying out for funding for buses and local transport have missed out and it is almost as if the commitments made at the COP26 climate talks that we hosted just months ago have already been forgotten.
“This Government needs to get real and come up with the funding our buses and local transport need and deserve and implement a proper bus investment strategy that works for people and workers not just the profits of shareholders.”