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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-19943: Kezia Dugdale (Lothian)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 14 November 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what accessibility standards a transport company must meet to receive a Bus Service Operators Grant.

Answered by: Michael Matheson 27 November 2018

The Bus Service Operators Grant is payable only on a local bus service as defined in section 2 of the Transport Act 1985 or a community transport service possessing section 19 or 22 permits. The services must also meet the further requirements detailed in the Bus Service Operators Grant (Scotland) Regulations 2002, as amended. The Bus Service Operators Grant does not require a service to meet any particular accessibility standards, however all local services are required to comply with the Public Service Vehicles Accessibility Regulations 2000.