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Hertfordshire Bus services gets £35million funding boost for improvements

This week, it was announced that HCC have been successful with their Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP) submission to the Department of Transport and received an indicative £29.7million to deliver new transport schemes and initiatives county-wide.

Herts county council will now be reviewing and prioritising the proposals before confirming how they intend to spend the money.

Hertfordshire has also secured £5.6m of ZEBRA (Zero Emission Bus Regional Area) funding to introduce an electric bus fleet to the Stevenage area with its partners at Arriva.

The money will see 27 electric vehicles hit the town’s streets in approximately 18 months’ time.

Mark Kemp, Executive Director of Environment and Transport at Hertfordshire County Council, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have secured this funding, which will make a massive difference to bus services throughout the county.

“We are committed to making Hertfordshire a cleaner, greener county and public transport is at the heart of our plans.

“We want a strong bus network that is reliable, efficient and passenger focused and this money will help us achieve ambitions.”

This comes as the Arriva announcement of changes to routes.

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