Local authorities expected to gain more powers over bus service provision

This week our Director David Young has published a technical paper in the Transportation Professional Magazine covering the Bus Services Bill which came into law recently.

You can read the full article here – Sheffield partnership lesson to improve local bus services

In the article David revisits the Sheffield Bus Partnership and reflects on how this initiative arose from work done by the South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) on bus franchising (also known as ‘quality contracts’) and considers whether partnerships really work.

The Bus Services Bill gives more options to improve the local bus offer, offering opportunities to provide passengers with a better quality and more integrated us offer. However when considering which option or options might work best for any particular area time needs to be invested in considering what success looks like.

Get in touch if you think we can help you unlock the opportunities offered by the Buses Bill, by helping you through one or more of the following steps:

  • What does a successful bus offer look like?
  • What is affordable?
  • Testing affordability in the future
  • Consultation and securing a mandate
  • Negotiation
  • Deciding the best delivery option


For further information contact David Young on 0113 887 3323