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Every day, thousands of people across West Yorkshire use the buses to get out and about. They use buses to get to work, school or college, to attend medical appointments or get to the shops. In order to help West Yorkshire achieve more from its buses, WYCA is currently working on a Bus Strategy which will set out what we want the bus system to achieve from 2016-2036.
As part of this, a Bus 18 initiative was launched on Friday 24 March 2017. The initiative brings together West Yorkshire Combined Authority with the county’s major bus operators: Arriva Yorkshire; First West Yorkshire and Transdev; and the Association of Bus Operators in West Yorkshire (ABOWY), to improve bus services and encourage more people to use them.The Bus Strategy is a key element of the West Yorkshire Transport Strategy.WYCA has developed the Bus Strategy with the support of District Councils as well as First West Yorkshire, Arriva and Transdev.
A summary Bus Strategy document is available which provides all the key points from the full Strategy in a concise leaflet format.
The Bus Strategy Full Technical document provides further details and is supported by a number of technical appendices:
A public consultation on the West Yorkshire Bus Strategy was held between 18 July and 21 October 2016. The responses to the consultation have now been independently analysed by AECOM and their analysis reports can be found here.
The conclusions from the AECOM report into the Bus Strategy consultation, as well as next steps are being considered by WYCA Transport Committee at its meeting on 24 February 2017. A copy of the report regarding the West Yorkshire Bus Strategy and the next steps following the consultation can be found here:
The 2010 Equality Act and Public Sector Equality Duty place a duty on
all public bodies to play their part in making society fairer by tackling
discrimination and providing equality of opportunity for all.
To meet this duty, WYCA needs to
consider all individuals when carrying out our day to day business, when
shaping policy, in developing and delivering services and in relation to our
It also requires that public bodies
The West Yorkshire
Bus Strategy is a high level document which sets out key policy
proposals. The strategy has a 20 year planning
horizon and WYCA, with its partners, will assess how to deliver the Bus
Strategy through the development of a Business Case, which will be available
A full Equality Impact
Assessment will be undertaken on the West Yorkshire Bus Strategy and Business
A three month consultation on
the West Yorkshire Bus Strategy is taking place from July to October
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