The national bus strategy, Bus Back Better,
was published by the Government on Monday 15 March. It sets out a
key role for the bus, outlines the future of bus funding and the
commitments needed from Local Transport Authorities and bus
operators. The strategy can be accessed here: Bus back better -
Since becoming a Mayoral Combined Authority earlier this year, the Combined Authority now has powers to make a bus franchising scheme. To do so, the Combined Authority will start the process to prepare and publish an Assessment of the need for a Franchising Scheme, subject the Assessment to independent audit and instigate a public consultation.
The Combined Authority is required to take a decision to approve that a notice of intent to prepare an assessment of a bus franchising scheme be progressed.
Decision type: Key
Reason Key: Expenditure/Savings > £1 million;
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Notice of proposed decision first published: 25/05/2021
Decision due: 24 Jun 2021 by West Yorkshire Combined Authority
Lead director: Director of Transport Services
Contact: Liz Hunter Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.