Solent Transport

Department for Transport's Better Bus Area Fund

Department for Transport's Better Bus Area Fund

Project update April 2014

 

Department for Transport's Better Bus Area Fund

In March 2012 TfSH was awarded £4.5m from the Department for Transport's Better Bus Area Fund.

This project will see TfSH working with the South Hampshire Bus Operators Association (SHBOA) to deliver a package of measures, which together aim to:

  • raise the quality of bus travel
  • change perceptions of the bus
  • achieve outcome of an 8% increase in bus usage
  • achieve a 5.6% increase in public transport mode share and 4,205 fewer tonnes of carbon emitted.

We will achieve this through addressing features of bus travel that act as barriers to attracting new users and by providing facilities that will make bus travel a comparatively better option to the private car.  All interventions will be delivered by end of March 2014.

Free on-bus internet

Funding for the provision of free on-bus internet has been awarded to all those operators who applied. In total 565 buses will be fitted with free on-bus internet. Details will be published on this website in due course.

Bus Refurbishments

Funding for the bus refurbishment has been awarded to all those operators who applied.  In total 137 buses across South Hampshire are to be refurbished.