Plans to change the way BSOG is paid in England have been set out this morning by Local Transport Minister Norman Baker.
Announcing an eight-week consultation, the government proposes that the BSOG changes will start from October 2013, when BSOG payments for London operators and tendered services outside London will be made to local transport authorities (LTAs), instead of operators.
From April 2014, BSOG payments in Better Bus Areas (currently 24) will be devolved to LTAs.
Mr Baker also proposes that BSOG will be devolved to PTEs that implement a Quality Contract Scheme (franchising).
Mr Baker says that the consultation will ensure that changes to BSOG funding are “fair and fit for the future.”
Read/download the 30-page PDF at www.dft.gov.uk/consultations