Worcestershire County Council has been allocated £468,833 of supported bus services funding for the 2020-21 financial year. The funding is being provided to local authorities from the Department of Transport to help support bus services in a number of ways, including retaining or restoring bus services affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.
Worcestershire County Council has also received COVID-19 funding from the Department of Transport to maintain service provision.
As a result of this support:
- Worcestershire County Council has supported loss of income who operate contracts where they take fares risks, this has helped maintain services operations
- it has allowed Worcestershire County Council to maintain tendered services payments to pre-COVID-19 levels
- Worcestershire County Council has also maintained concessionary reimbursements at pre-COVID-19 levels
- members of the public have been informed using guidance issued by Transport Focus