Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport
“Through the Government’s National Bus Strategy, we have an opportunity to fulfil our role as the Local Transport Authority in shaping and supporting public transport provision in Staffordshire.
By working with operators to bid for money to update old vehicles, improve passenger facilities and encourage bus companies to innovate for the future, we can encourage the development of a sustainable bus network for the benefit of Staffordshire residents.
An ambitious Enhanced Partnership and Bus Service Improvement Plan should help provide equality of access to employment and key services whilst contributing towards achieving carbon net zero.”
David Williams, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport
Reasons for the Decision – To consider the requirement to complete the process for the creation of an Enhanced Partnership; and a proposed full review of the previously agreed Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP) in line with Department for Transport (DfT) feedback.
Decision – (a) That it be agreed that the process for the creation of an Enhanced Partnership (EP), that is to commence on the 1st August 2023 in line with the previously agreed Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP), be completed.
(b) That the undertaking of a full review of the previously agreed BSIP in line with Department for Transport (DfT) feedback, to enable Staffordshire County Council a greater chance of success for future bids, be agreed.