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£30 million fund may help sustainable transport improvement in Suffolk as County Council bids for share

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Suffolk County Council is bidding to receive a funding boost to improve bus services.

The bid comes via a statement of intent to the Department of Transport, which has set aside £30 million to improve bus services in the county.

The money has been made available via a scheme called ‘Better Deal for Buses - Supported Bus Services’ with English local transport services outside of London invited to bid for a share.

Suffolk's bus services could get a cash injection
Suffolk's bus services could get a cash injection

The council’s bid was for the county’s allocated share of £580,715, with the Department of Transport’s decision expected by the end of April.

Councillor Andrew Reid, Suffolk County Council’s cabinet member responsible for highways, transport and rural affairs said the funds would help the with ‘sustainable transport schemes’ and improved bus services.

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