Just before the Scottish Government reshuffle that saw him promoted to Cabinet Secretary, Scottish Transport Minister Keith Brown announced Transport Scotland Bus Investment Fund (BIF) second round funding of over £3m for 13 bus projects over the next two years.
The successful projects are: A93 Mini-interchange Hubs – Aberdeenshire; Tagsa Uibhist Community Services – Comhairle nan Eilean Siar; Clyde Gateway Sustainable Transport – Glasgow/South Lanarkshire; Glenkens Transport Initiative – Dumfries & Galloway; Ulva Ferry Community Transport – Argyll & Bute (Mull); Badenoch & Strathspey Integrated Transport – Highlands; iTravel Project – Highlands & Islands; Loch Lomond Bike Bus – Argyll & Bute & Highland Council; Coach Service 918 Enhancement – Oban + Fort William; nSGH Bus Route Improvements – Glasgow; Urban Freedom Health Cycle – Moray; Regional RTPI Bus Fit-Out – Fife, West Lothian, Falkirk; and Digital Live Information Displays in Public & Private Sector Premises – SEStran.
“I was delighted by the level of interest shown in this year’s Bus Investment Fund and would like to congratulate all the successful applicants who have secured substantial funding,” said Keith.
“This fund supports community groups, authorities and operators across the country, helping to improve the standard of bus services, increasing patronage thereby achieving greater modal shift. The Scottish Government is committed to improving bus services inn Scotland and that is why we have provided a further round of funding.”