The Better Bus Area scheme is a Government policy designed to promote economic growth and reduce emissions by improving bus services for passengers.
Following the success of the Sheffield Bus Partnership, South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) bid on behalf of the Partnership to enable Sheffield to become the first Better Bus Area and trail-blaze this national scheme.
On 26 February 2013 Transport Minister Norman Baker announced that the Department for Transport (DfT) would be awarding a grant of £18.3 million of Government funding to further improve bus services and information across Sheffield.
The grant combines money already paid directly to bus operators with new Government funding, which together has been invested in improving bus services and traffic management across Sheffield.
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Click here to read a copy of the bid submitted to DfT in January 2013. Please note some figures have been subject to change.