New shelters and displays part of £3m bus upgrade

New shelters and displays part of £3m bus upgrade

By Michael Upton | 12/04/2021

New shelters and displays part of £3m bus upgrade

 

THREE hundred new bus shelters and 250 electronic displays are part of a £3.2 million upgrade planned for South Yorkshire’s bus network.

The Mayoral Combined Authority has voted to back the move, which will also see up to a third of buses replaced with electric vehicles.

City region mayor Dan Jarvis said: “Our bus services across South Yorkshire have been in managed decline for many years and the comprehensive bus review led by Clive Betts laid out the challenges we face in stark detail. COVID has only exacerbated the challenge.

“However, I am determined to deliver a better bus network for passengers, and that’s why we’re using our devolved powers and resources to make improvements for passengers now.

“I’m determined to build a transport network that South Yorkshire’s residents and communities can be proud of.

“I will also be pressing national government to ensure the promises made in the National Bus Strategy are backed up with the levels of investment we need to see.”

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