Our bus service needs proper support, say Cambridgeshire Lib Dems
With thousands of people in Cambridgeshire depending on their local bus service, the Liberal Democrats continue their support for public subsidy for buses as its future becomes more uncertain.
Bus subsidies have become the responsibility of Mayor Palmer, having previously been the job of the County Council.
“The Mayor seems to be prejudiced against buses,” said Cllr John Williams. “The Conservative-run County Council has been bad enough but some important services have survived. We mustn’t lose the services we have.”
At today’s [12 July] meeting of the County Council’s Environment Committee, councillors voted to maintain subsidies for a further few months until the end of the 2018/19 financial year. It is not clear what will happen next year.
“Buses are an important part of our public transport network. They are essential for many people in my own division of Fulbourn and for many others across the county.”
“The Lib Dems want to improve bus services and we will continue to defend them against the huge cutbacks we have seen from the Conservatives.”