Boris Johnson to unveil £3bn bus sector shake-up to drive ‘levelling up’

Critics say strategy ‘lacks ambition’ in addressing challenge of getting people back on to public transport

A new £3bn transport strategy will lead to the creation of hundreds of miles of new bus lanes, fares with daily price caps and more evening and weekend services, according to the government.

The prime minister is unveiling a shake-up of the bus sector and planning lower, simpler flat fares in towns and cities, turn-up-and-go services on main routes, and new flexible services to reconnect communities.

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