There seems to be a lot of confusion about the costs. The bus firms say there is a shortfall and the government says it has given more than enough.
No one has said how the cash is distributed so it is difficult to know who is right.
Do the bus companies have to provide details of passenger numbers to receive a grant?
Is it possible that money is being creamed off somewhere along the way to the bus operators.
I know some companies have said they will have to cut some routes out to reduce costs. That's not much good if you live along the scrapped route.
A minister on TV said they had provided a figure (forgot the amount) which he said was more than enough to cover the costs.
Smoke and Mirrors?