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Essex County Council To Invest £8million In Bus Services

03 Jun Essex County Council To Invest £8million In Bus Services

A total of £8 million is being invested by Essex County Council to help support bus services across the county.

These latest changes will come into effect in September 2017 after the Council consulted residents last year on the future of bus services it financially supports.

David Finch, Leader of Essex County Council, said: “We provide financial support for a number of bus services. It is our responsibility to ensure that they provide a reliable service to as many residents and communities as possible, while also delivering value for money to the taxpayer.”

The ‘Getting Around in Essex’ redesign process aims to ensure bus services cost the taxpayer no more than £5 for each trip made on the bus service, while continuing to support key routes highlighted by residents.