Fife Council launches survey on £5m subsidised bus routes in key towns
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Fife Council is running the survey to find out what people think of the routes it helps to pay for to the tune of £5m each year - services which aren’t commercially viable for companies such as Stagecoach, but which are important to maintaining transport links in our communities.
The consultation launched on Monday (July 17) and runs until September 17 online and also in person with council staff at three key bus stations to hear people’s views next month. The feedback will then be considered when contracts for subsidised bus routes are renewed in August 2024.
The local authority subsidy covers services on routes, or at times, when it would cause a real problem for communities to be without them. These tend to be mainly evening and weekend services or daytime services serving smaller, rural communities. They include the services
B1, L3, M3, M6, 13, 13A, 14, 14A, 18, 18A, 32, 32A, 34/34A, 35A, 36, 37/37A, 41B, 43, 44A, 45, 49, 66/66A, and 108.
Commuters can take part in the survey by picking up a questionnaire from Leven, Kirkcaldy or Glenrothes bus stations, or calling 03451 55 55 555 (Ext 445105) to have a copy sent to you. Council representatives will be at the three bus stations on Monday August 7 from 9:00am until midday, and Tuesday, August 8 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm.