Cuts of £8.32 million are impacting the council’s roads and transport budget. Bus budgets have been cut by £1 million which will mean no further funding for the "dial a ride" scheme and reductions to the supported bus services network.
The number of bus services that received subsidies in the financial year 2010/11 was 99 or 69% of the network. The amount spent on buses has reduced from £4,500,000 in 2010/11 to £3,500,000 in 2011/12.
Following a consultation Lincolnshire Council Executive have decided to almost double pupils’ annual contribution for post 16 bus transport to £296 that can be paid off in 3 termly instalments, but said it would still subsidise travel at 60%.
Residents of Lincolnshire and the Lincoln Business Improvement Group will have talks in June and July 2011 with bus operator Stagecoach, to try and discuss changes to routes 27A and 66A to cover some of the areas that would have been covered by route 44 which is among the many services across the county that have been axed.
For a full list of services that have been affected across the county, please see the Lincolnshire County Council link below.
Last updated Nov 2011
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