How is the SNP improving bus services?

The SNP Scottish Government are investingover £500 million in bus priority infrastructure to tackle the negative impact of congestion on bus services, improve bus journey times and raise bus usage.

We will protect the National Concessionary Travel Scheme which provides free bus travel for elderly and eligible disabled people, companions of eligible disabled children aged under five and will extend concessionary travel to recipients of the young carer grant.

We are also aware of the particular challenges facing younger people and the Scottish Government recently consulted on proposals for free bus travel for young Modern Apprentices.

Additionally, we have passed a Transport Act to empower local authorities by providing flexible options to improve bus services in their area.