Commenting on the oral statement, Welsh Conservative Shadow Minister for Transport, Natasha Asghar MS, Said:
“The minister’s comments sounds like we will get a scaled back Labour owned bus service. A service that doesn’t run frequently or often enough to fulfil everyone’s needs. Yet he wants to ban all new road building, further restricting the ability of people to travel around Wales.
“I welcome today’s announcement that the Welsh Government is making £46m available to support BES for the whole financial year, I’ve had a series of conversations with bus operators in my area, who are pleased the funding is coming. Although, it doesn’t go far enough.
“Why isn’t the Labour Government taking innovative action to encourage people to use the bus and help towards making it a permanent shift in people’s lives? Other parts of the UK are benefitting from support from the UK Conservative Government with the £2 fare cap which is running until November 2024. Once again, it’s all stick and no carrot from Labour in Cardiff Bay.”