Bus users and cyclists in East Ayrshire are to benefit from £1,820,000 of improvements thanks to investment by Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT).

The projects set to receive funding will support Strathclyde’s emerging new Regional Transport Strategy, which will be launched this year, and aims to improve accessibility, affordability, availability and connectivity of transport across Strathclyde, as well as reducing carbon emissions and promoting active travel.

The projects within East Ayrshire that are set to receive the funding boost will include £1.8m for bus station improvements and £200,000 towards a bus park and ride scheme in Kilmarnock.

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Stephen Dornan, Chair of Strathclyde Partnership for Transport said: “Despite challenging financial pressures, we are making transport in our area greener, more connected, and more reliable and accessible to all.

“Our investment programme announced today will ensure communities, residents and businesses across East Ayrshire can share in the benefits of improved public transport and active travel.

“We are proud to announce this funding and look forward to working with the local authority and others to progress these projects and deliver transport improvements across the region.”