The committee behind a £1.4m park and ride scheme for Lincoln should find out if its bid is successful in February next year.
As reported in the Echo in August, the Lincoln Area Strategic Partnership Joint Advisory Committee is focussing its attention on the area around the A57/A46 Carholme Roundabout.
A tidal flow bus lane would operate giving buses heading into the city via Carholme Road priority at set times.
The committee, made up of councils and businesses, had expected to hear if its bid is successful last month.
But commercial director of Stagecoach East Midlands Dave Skepper he understood that decisions by the Department for Transport have been delayed until February 2010.
"We have made plans if the bid is successful to invest in our share of the capital towards the bus purchases and we remain enthusiastic and committed to the project," he said.
"Lincoln Business Improvement Group also has a plan for the development of the park and ride in conjunction with us should the bid be successful and this is included in their prospectus for the new Business Improvement District term from 2010 to 2015.
"The groundwork for the park and ride should still be pushed on by Lincolnshire County Council and Lincoln City Council to develop the site, facilities and bus priorities.
"It is vital that this continues because if the bid for funding is successful the money will need to be spent within a given timescale."