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BUS services in the Strathclyde region are to receive a E2m subsidy this year. The money will go to the Scottish Bus Group, which operates in the Glasgow urban area — where the city passenger transport authority is already heavily subsidised.
The subsidy will not be paid until consultations on services have taken place between the bus operators and the regional council.
Councillor Tom Fulton, chairman of the region's highways and transportation committee, said: "This means that in all areas of the region we are now paying fairly substantial sums to keep the bus services in operation.
"In our talks with the Bus Group we will try to ensure that the ratepayers receive a better deal and that no services are altered, modified or withdrawn without consultation between the bus operators and this Regional Council."