Peninsula Transport has welcomed proposals to enhance bus travel across the region as the five local transport authorities across the Peninsula Transport area submit Bus Service Improvement Plans to Government.


Chairman of Peninsula Transport, Councillor Andrea Davis said: “Oh behalf of Peninsula Transport I would like to congratulate all our transport authorities for submitting their Bus Service Improvement Plans to Government. Collectively they represent a funding bid in excess of £420M for the period 2022/23-24/25 across the region. We look forward to supporting the delivery of the plans.


“Collectively, they represent a clear ambition as a region to deliver a step change in both rural and urban bus travel for our communities. The plans clearly align with Peninsula Transport’s Vision for transforming transport across the peninsula, enabling our society and economy to thrive and our unique and outstanding environment to flourish.


“Bus transport has a key role to play in improving connections between people, businesses and places, supporting the decarbonisation of our transport networks and improving the health and wellbeing of communities. Seamless integration between bus travel and other modes, through timetabling, infrastructure and ticketing, is key to supporting sustainable travel across the Peninsula.”


Peninsula Transport is the shadow sub-national transport body formed by the five lead transport authorities in the South West peninsula – Cornwall Council, Devon County Council, Plymouth City Council, Somerset County Council and Torbay Council.