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Most Asked Are Against North Yorkshire Bus Cuts Plans

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2:27pm 28th November 2013

More than 2,000 people have given their view on possible bus cuts in North Yorkshire

Early findings are that most people are against the cuts.

The county council spends some £4.4m a year subsidising the 20% of bus journeys which are not commercially viable. 

The proposals are to review routes with the aim of cutting £1.1m of subsidies. The county council says, a strategy would be adopted of ensuring as many communities as possible keep a basic bus service to their nearest market town, and an “inter-urban” network with a minimum set frequency is maintained.

The cuts come as the county council has part of a programme of £92m savings in the four years ending on 31 March, 2015.  It has warned that, after recent announcements by the Government over future funding, it will need to find a further estimated £66m between 2015 and 2019.

The full results of the county council consultation are expected in December.

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