Future bus service cuts likely
4:27pm Thursday 31st October 2013 in News
FURTHER cuts are likely to be made to Pembrokeshire's bus services.
A questionnaire has been compiled by Pembrokeshire County Council’s Transport Unit to gather feedback to inform any future reorganisation of bus services.
“There are over 50 local bus services operating in Pembrokeshire, of which the vast majority are subsidised by the Council” said Cabinet Member for Highways and Planning, Councillor Rob Lewis.
“Last year a 25% reduction in the amount of Welsh Government funding provided to the Council for bus services meant that all subsidised Sunday and evening bus services were removed.
“Unfortunately, further savings are necessary so it is likely that further bus service cuts will be required.
“The existing contracts for subsidised bus services are due to end on March 31, 2014, so the questionnaire will provide an opportunity to reconfigure services in order to achieve the efficiencies required.
“In order to ensure that the impact of the changes is kept to a minimum it is important that we obtain feedback from the public on the various options available.”
The questionnaire is available in libraries, tourist information centres and leisure centres, on buses, and at www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/haveyoursay
The deadline for responses is December 31.