Commenting on the release of the statement from the Climate Change Minister, Welsh Conservative Shadow Transport Minister, Natasha Asghar MS said:
“Whilst the token amount offered by the Labour Government is welcome. Unfortunately, it is not enough to help the struggling sector. If Labour hadn’t sent £155m back to London, there would have been more than enough funding available to support our buses.
“Labour give with one hand and take away with the other by continuing to cut bus services up and down Wales, leaving many people stranded and abandoned in their own communities.
“This is all whilst bus fares in Wales have increased by 6.3%, but outside of London in England, they’ve gone down by 7.4%. Other parts of the UK are benefitting from support from the UK Conservative Government with the £2 fare cap.”