Commenting on today's Campaign for Better Transport report on bus cuts ‘Buses in Crisis: A report on bus funding across England and Wales’, pteg Support Unit Director, Jonathan Bray said:
London spend per head far higher than the North and Midlands
- Momentum builds for better deal from the Spending Review –
- £2.5 billion of economic benefits for the city regions -
- Norman Baker welcomes valuable further evidence on bus benefits -
- New report shows congested regional cities losing out to rural areas and the London mega-region -
- National rail by far the biggest winner -
Funding for concessionary travel could lead to 75% cut in spending on other transport services in ten years’ time
New analysis of Treasury public spending figures reveals that spending on transport in London has now risen to £644 per head compared with £243 per head for the West Midlands and the North of England combined.
PTE bus powers reaffirmed
England's big city transport authorities today welcomed Norman Baker's decision to begin a process of devolving bus subsidies to local transport authorities.
David Brown, who leads on bus issues for pteg, said:
New public spending figures released by the Treasury show transport spend in London is now nearing triple the spend in the North of England and West Midlands.