The National Bus Strategy – Resources for CTA Members
by Suzanne Lau
In March, the UK Government released their national Bus Strategy ‘Bus Back Better’ setting out their plans for improving bus services in England and signifying the Government’s first step back from the deregulation of buses in 1986. The Strategy equips both national and local governments with greater powers to plan and run bus services and will introduce several key changes, including a move towards Enhanced Partnerships and franchising, changes to funding, greater support for demand-responsive transport, and new zero-emission buses.
The strategy will be of interest to community transport providers who run community buses, door to door transport and local authority commissioned services, so we’ve put together a number of resources to help you navigate the strategy and what it could mean for you.
In the members’ area of the CTA website you can find our detailed briefing document as well as a series of short videos looking at the opportunities and implications the strategy has for the community transport sector.
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