Date lodged: 2 November 2016
To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to protect bus services.
Answered by: Humza Yousaf 9 November 2016
The Scottish Government recognises the importance of the bus sector through the provision of £50m funding through the Bus Service Operators Grant. This substantial funding helps keep fares at affordable levels and helps enable operators to safe-guard bus services which otherwise may not be commercially viable. The Scottish Government also provides the funding for local authorities to deliver nearly £60m a year to support their local bus services.