Wells MP James Heappey has welcomed the news announced today that the £2 bus fare will be extended until October, with it then rising to £2.50 until November.
The bus fare cap was launched back in January to help people with the cost of living crisis and to save on everyday travel costs.
Its introduction has been a huge success in Somerset, with a host of bus companies adopting the scheme.
Once November arrives, the Government will review their effectiveness and future bus fares.
Mr Heappey said: " I am very pleased with this decision by the Transport Secretary who has done a lot to help support local transport in Somerset.
"We have for too long not had a cost effective public transport system and in these tough times it allows people to find alternatives to get around our great county.
"I know this has really helped increase the numbers of passengers using the buses in and around the county and I hope it will continue to encourage passenger numbers."
Transport Secretary Mark Harper said: “Taking the bus is the most popular form of public transport and millions of people rely on these vital services every day.
“That’s why we’re investing half a billion pounds to help people save money amid cost-of-living pressures and continue to level up transport in all parts of the country, doing our bit to help halve inflation and grow the economy.”