Village of Haddenham

Bus Service Improvement Plan

Home » News » Bus Service Improvement Plan
Public Bus

Buckinghamshire Council has published its Bus Service Improvement Plan, which sets out a strategy to improve public transport in Buckinghamshire.

Following the publication of the government's National Bus Strategy — Bus Back Better — Buckinghamshire Council has committed to entering into an Enhanced Partnership with local bus operators. The Bus Service Improvement Plan sets out how they will work together to deliver positive changes for the benefit of passengers.

Buckinghamshire's Bus Service Improvement Plan has been developed in line with the National Bus Strategy and aims to make buses more frequent, more reliable, easier to use and better coordinated for local users.

The National Bus Strategy also gives a greater role for local authorities, such as Buckinghamshire Council, in the planning and provision of bus services and sets out government plans to spend £3 billion they have committed to improve bus services outside London. This will include providing funding direct to local authorities to help deliver their Bus Service Improvement Plans.

Steven Broadbent, Cabinet Member for Transport, said:

"The current, deregulated funding model for bus services is not meeting the needs of passengers, with little incentive for integrated ticketing, or for operators to run services that are unprofitable outside of peak hours.

Also, some services which could be run commercially prior to Covid-19 are now struggling to do so without financial support.

"Our new Bus Service Improvement Plan puts users at the heart of the strategy. Before creating and adopting the Plan, we ran a public consultation that resulted in more than 2,000 residents and local organisations telling us what they'd like to see improved with Buckinghamshire's bus services.

I'd like to thank everyone who provided feedback and suggestions as part of this consultation. Their stated priorities have helped to shape our new plan."

The Bus Service Improvement Plan is a live document, which will be updated on an annual basis following publication.

For more information, see here: https://bit.ly/BusServiceImprovementPlan

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Bottle Stall at Fete
Haddenham Webteam: Sat 21 May 8:15pm

🎪Help needed! Haddenham Village Fete will return this year on Saturday 11th June, 13.00 -- 16.30, at Church End.One of the main aims is to raise money for local good causes and organisations.Community events like this rely heavily on adult volunteers so if you are able to lend a hand in any way, we'd love to hear from you. If you can spare just 1 — 1.5 hours you will still have loads...

Belfast Poster
Haddenham Webteam: Thu 19 May 7:30am

Haddenham Screen is returning after the Covid break on Tuesday 24th May.Organisers look forward to seeing all their supporters from pre-pandemic days and all other residents of Haddenham and the surrounding villages to their programme of some of the best movies released recently . Tickets available online or at the doorThe re-opening presentation...

Unhappy Doctor 01
Helen Salisbury: Mon 16 May 6:30pm

Following recent criticisms in certain national newspapers and on social media of the current state of General Practice in this country, we have chosen to reproduce a letter published in the latest edition of the British Medical Journal, written by a GP based in Oxfordshire.Where have our GPs gone?That question topped the 3 May front page of the Daily Mail--a tabloid newspaper not known for...