Translink faces cut in capital investment over 3 years
Drastic cuts in public transport funding mean that Translink will not be able to buy a single bus in the next two years.
In order to keep its 1,400-strong bus fleet on the road in good condition, the public transport company needs to buy an average of 90 buses each year.
But severe cuts in its capital investment budget mean it cannot afford any purchases next year.
The cuts are being imposed by the Department of Regional Development - the same department responsible for the controversial bus lanes introduced in Belfast City Centre.
BBC NI economics and business editor Jim Fitzpatrick reports.