Public Transport & Active Travel grants


Local Transport Fund

MKCC has received Local Transport Funds from DfT to support retaining current services due to recent economic pressures and lost patronage. Funding has been used to support Via for delivery of MK Connect and to provide short term support for  Arriva Services 1, 2, 3, 4 and 7, the Stagecoach 41 and the Red Rose 21

The full report for the short term rescue funding can be viewed on CMIS link - Agenda for Delegated Decisions on Tuesday 11th July, 2023, 5.30 pm | Milton Keynes City Council (


Bus Services Operators Grant

MKCC received Bus Service Operator Grant funding for 22/23 of which £312k is being used to purchase 50 additional e-ink real time displays as part of the ongoing improvements to bus information.


Enhanced Partnership Plan and Schemes

23 March 2021 Notice was given by MKCC of its intention to prepare an Enhanced Partnership.

The partnership was completed in April 2022 and is now being reviewed and updated in cooperation with local operators.

The Bus Service Improvement Plan sits under the EP and details the aspirations of MKCC and partners regarding public transport.

Bus Service Improvement Plan

Additional BSIP+ funding has been identified and MKCC are preparing proposals to submit to DfT to secure this funding.


If you have any enquiries regarding public transport in Milton Keynes please use our online form, visit our Transport Hub or GetAroundMK.