Southport U3A

Moving Buses Forward – Consultation

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Liverpool City Region Combined Authority are holding a ‘Moving Buses Forward’ consultation period about how our buses are going to be run in the future. The following is from their website:

Welcome to Moving Buses Forward, a chance to give your view on how buses should be run in the Liverpool City Region.

Buses are the backbone of our region’s local transport network, with 8 in 10 public transport journeys being taken by bus. Half a million people across the Liverpool City Region use the bus every day, and choose buses to get them to work, to school, to the doctors, to visit friends and family, or to have a day out. Buses are key to keeping our city region moving.

The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority has new powers to improve bus services by taking greater public control of the network – either through an enhanced partnership with bus operators or by introducing bus franchising.

After undertaking an assessment of these options, the Combined Authority has reached the conclusion that franchising would be the best option to reform our bus services. Before any final decision is made, we want to know what the people who live and work in the Liverpool City Region think.

Anyone can take part in the consultation. You do not have to live in the Liverpool City Region or be a regular bus user. Even if you do not use buses, you can still take part – we want to hear from everyone. You can answer as a member of the public or on behalf of an organisation.

As a great number of Southport u3a members use the bus network, it is important that we take part in this consultation. To complete the questionnaire click HERE.

If you would like more information about Southport u3a, please get in touch using our contact form.

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