COVID-19 Bus Services Support Grant (CBSSG)_LASurvey

BACKGROUND AND CONTACTS  
Q1. What is your local transport authority name?
Rutland County Council

Q2. Which geographical region are you in?
East Midlands

Q3. Name of the reporting officer:
Emma Odabas

Q4. Contact phone number of the reporting officer:
01572 720923

Q5. Email address of the reporting officer:
eodabas@rutland.gov.uk

SERVICES DELIVERED  
Q6. Transport Focus has produced guidance as to how operators should inform the public of service changes at this time (see https://www.transportfocus.org.uk/research-publications/publications/guidance-communicating-changes-to-local-bus-services/). Did you apply these principles when making service changes?
Yes

Q7. Did you use any of your funding to support services in ways other than through increased or maintained service levels?
No

Q8. How much have you spent supporting operators in the period 17 March - 8 June (inclusive)?
27798

Q9. How many operators ran the services supported by this grant?
1

Q10. Please complete details of the operators supported during this period by the grant. (If more than 10 operators were supported, please provide the details for the top 10 operators by money spent)
 Operator nameSupport provided (£)Number of routes supportedSupport in period 3 (£)
Operator 1Centrebus Ltd277987-
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TENDERED SERVICE PAYMENTS  
Q11. Have you maintained tendered service contract payments at pre-COVID levels?
Yes

Q12. Please provide details regarding the percentage of pre-COVID levels these payments were made at from the period 17 March – 8 June.
100%

CONCESSIONARY REIMBURSEMENT  
Q14. Have you maintained concessionary reimbursement at pre-COVID levels?
Yes

Q15. Please provide details regarding the percentage of pre-COVID levels these payments were made at from the period 17 March – 8 June.
100% of average monthly payments from previous 12 month period

FUTURE SCHEMES  
Q17. Do you have any suggestions for the future scope of tendered services funding to be provided through the CBSSG Restart scheme, or were there any limitations or issues that prevented you from using your funding allocation as you intended?
Unclear guidance on use of the grant initially. Confusing process to begin with but improved by month 2.

Q18. Please provide an estimate of the 4-weekly funding gap you will be facing to maintain your tendered service network from 9 June onwards.
£26,271

Q19. How did you derive your estimate for the question above?
Data of lost revenue provided by operator cross-checked against 2019 actual usage