A number of bus journeys in England are now going for the set price of £2.
That’s right! £60 million has been given in funding by the government to support this venture, with 130 bus operators hopping on for the ride (get it?).
So why is this happening?
The main driver behind the scheme is the cost of living crisis.
While things are looking up, people are still struggling to be able to afford things like transport – especially if it’s for pleasure, rather than for going to work.
The price cap will take a huge financial burden off people who are struggling to afford travel to their jobs, as well as open the doors to allow people to explore this beautiful country, without breaking the bank.
Is this a permanent thing?
As of right now, the scheme will end in March. However, Mayors in West Yorkshire, Liverpool, London and Greater Manchester had already brought in a £2 fare cap, which will continue after March.
This article aligns with the UN SDG Reduced Inequalities.