A Leighton Buzzard bus route is to be added to the £91m Luton and Dunstable Busway.
The busway has come under fire in the past week with passenger patronage remaining at less than half of what was originally expected when it was launched a year ago.
But Arriva has now announced a new hourly F70 service using the guideway will begin on November 2, saving up to half-an-hour on journey times between Luton, Dunstable, Leighton Buzzard and Milton Keynes.
Cllr Nigel Young said: “The new service is particularly welcome, providing Leighton Buzzard residents with a greater choice of transport options for their local journeys.”
The F70 service will run alongside its traditional 70 route, which will now also become an hourly service.