Have your say on future of bus services

Gloucester County Council Press Release – 14 January 2022

Time is running out to have your say on the future of bus services in Gloucestershire.

Earlier this year the government published its National Bus Strategy ‘Bus Back Better’, setting out the vision and opportunity to deliver better bus services for passengers across England.

Within this strategy, Gloucestershire County Council, as the Local Transport Authority, published its Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP), outlining the council’s strategic vision for bus services in the county.

It covers bus times and frequency, bus priority, zero emission buses, fares and tickets, passenger experience and information and branding.

The county council is now working on a partnership with bus operators in the county to set out how they will deliver the improvement plan, which residents can help shape by taking part in a survey. We have received 685 responses so far and would like to hear from more people before it closes on 30 January 2022.

You can take part in the survey at https://haveyoursaygloucestershire.uk.engagementhq.com/bus-service-improvement-plan-survey

Cllr Philip Robinson, cabinet member responsible for public transport, said: “We really want to hear the views of residents before our consultation closes at the end of this month. Whether buses are a vital means of transport for you, or if you use them less frequently, we would like a wide variety of respondents to ensure we can deliver a bus service in Gloucestershire that’s suitable for everyone.

“Well run bus services will provide high quality options for sustainable transport, helping us to reach our carbon reduction targets and keep the county connected. So please spare a few minutes to tell us what you think about bus services in the county and how they can be improved.”

A copy of the BSIP and more information is available at www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/BSIP.