Bus Subsidy (Revenue) Grant
The government has devolved to local authorities:
a) A sum broadly equivalent to the Bus Service Operators Grant (BSOG) previously paid to bus operators for running services under tender to local authorities.
b) A sum broadly equivalent to the BSOG previously paid to authorities for running section 19 community transport services in-house.
Grants paid (usually annually) to a local authority under this determination may be used only for the purposes of supporting bus services (including community transport services run under a section 19 permit), or for the provision of infrastructure supporting such services in that authority’s, or a neighbouring authority’s, area.
The latest grant was a payment of £36,542, made to Derby City Council in May 2020. This covered the combined amount due to the authority under (a) and/or (b) above, and covered the period 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021.
The funding was used according to the conditions of the grant; to subsidise the provision of public information about bus services (‘Traveline’), the operation and maintenance of real time information displays within Derby and to support a bus service (Arriva Service 3.)