By ITV News Journalist Zane Hogan
Rishi Sunak has announced that he is delivering a "fairer and improved transport system" by allocating £150 million into bus services nationally, as the first stage of his "Network North" plan.
However, those with disabilities fear being left behind, with no promises that funding will be used to improve accessibility.
The finances come directly from the scrapping of the northern leg of HS2 from Birmingham to Manchester and could mean the reintroduction of evening services, increasing the frequency of busy buses, and connecting more areas.
The government has also confirmed the extension of the £2 cap on bus fares until 2024.
Whilst increased funding has been well received by Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands, who said it was "such good news for passengers" - there are concerns elsewhere.
Both the government and local bus transport operators cannot guarantee how the money granted will be allocated and further questions remain as to whether the loss of high speed rail travel can even be replaced with increased bus routes.
This comes as a key worry for people with disabilities, including disability rights campaigner and frequent bus user - Cameron Wood.
Cameron, from Hereford, who lives with Cerebral Palsy and Hydrocephalus, believes that whilst the government's announcement of increased funding is a step in the right direction, investment may not be allocated to improving accessibility.
Speaking about the new increased funding, Cameron said: "I do think it's a good announcement and I'm pleased it has come, but this money does need to be used in the right way because if it is not, it's going to make the situation worse for us.
"What they really need to do is look at putting the money into driver training around disability, or even bringing in better and bigger buses so that more wheelchairs can fit onto them."
"In Hereford, I've been left at bus stops because there have already been pushchairs and wheelchairs on buses, meaning that the driver cannot physically get me on the bus."
"So if they make bigger buses, that will then mean that more wheelchairs can get around."
ITV News has approached the Department for Transport for a response.
However, Section 98 of the Government's Bus Service Important Plan does specify: "Buses should offer end-to-end accessibility and provide ample areas for pushchairs and luggage in addition to the wheelchair space, so that everybody can travel with confidence".
So how much money is my region getting?
Herefordshire Council- £1,064,000
Shropshire Council- £1,840,000
Staffordshire County Council- £4,982,000
Stoke-on-Trent City Council- £1,469,000
Warwickshire County Council- £3,394,000
West Midlands Combined Authority- £16,604,000
Worcestershire County Council- £3,433,000
Derby City Council- £1,486,000
Derbyshire County Council- £4,519,000
Leicester City Council- £2,096,000
Leicestershire County Council- £4,051,000
Lincolnshire County Council- £4,370,000
Nottingham City Council- £1,840,000
Nottinghamshire County Council- £4,691,000
North Northamptonshire Council- £2,045,000
West Northamptonshire Council- £2,421,000
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