Date lodged: 5 January 2017
To ask the Scottish Government, further to the publication of its Draft Budget 2017-18, on what date a negotiated settlement was reached with the bus industry regarding the funding of concessionary bus travel.
Answered by: Humza Yousaf 26 January 2017
Following a series of meetings between Transport Scotland officials and representatives of the bus industry, agreement was reached on reimbursement terms for bus operators for the National Concessionary Travel Scheme for Older and Disabled People for 2017-18 on 24 January 2017. The agreement will be implemented by Statutory Instrument, which will enter into force on 1 April 2017 subject to Parliamentary approval.