The Campaign for Better Transport (CBT) claims that 23% of bus services in England, amounting to 2,800 services, have been cut since the launch of the Bus Back Better strategy in March 2021.
This comes despite the government's promise of £3bn to support the strategy and its pledge to "level up" the country with improved bus services.
Silviya Barrett of the CBT describes the cuts as "extremely disappointing".
The Bus Back Better strategy was launched by Prime Minister Boris Johnson two years ago, promising a £3bn investment in clean, green, safe, and frequent bus services to improve transportation and "level up" the country.
However, the CBT claims that 23% of bus services in England have been cut, undermining the promise of improved transportation.
Barrett of the CBT expresses disappointment at the cuts, while the government has not responded to the report.
The situation raises questions about whether the government's promises are being fulfilled and whether transportation plans are being implemented as intended.