Coronavirus: NHS employees get a free ride with £ 69 million in public transport

Free NHS employee travel

.NHS employees will receive a free shuttle bus service to return for funding difficulties from the government for the next three months. Free travel is available for transportation to trains.

The Minister of Economy, Transport has announced emergency measures worth £ 69 million to support public transportation from the coronavirus pandemic.

Transportation received additional financial support and a difficulty fund was prepared to help the bus company because the number of passengers had dropped by 90% after the residence rules were put in place.

The State Secretary for Economy, Transport and North Wales, Ken Skates, said: “Demand for public transport has dropped significantly because people are following new rules to stay at home, save their lives, and protect our NHS.

“Our railroad franchise providers, bus companies and public transport operators – many of whom are small and non-profit businesses – face significant financial challenges.

“This support will give public transport operators their initial funds to continue to provide services, pay employees, and subcontractors as we work with them to develop a comprehensive package of steps to ensure an efficient, sustainable and solid bus network.” “

Bus Disability Funds are paid monthly to three months in advance and temporarily replace existing grant funds, which are provided in normal business activities through bus support, mandatory concession rates, and MyTravelPass.

In return for financial support from the government, bus companies must commit to continuing to offer planning services, and all NHS employees receive a free ride. Transportation already offers free travel to NHS employees.

The Minister also stressed that although the rules for staying home apply, free weekend trips on the Cymru Traws network have been suspended and the Anglesey Public Service Obligation (PSO) flight service will also be suspended for three months.

Skates added: “We are committed to creating a sustainable integrated public transport network throughout .

“However, our priority right now is to protect the people, people involved in our urban transportation and the NHS. We must act now to ensure that we have a bus and train network after the pandemic ends so we can achieve this” “