Mass Transit

West Yorkshire Combined Authority, working with the five District Partners, has been developing a vision for the region’s future transport system, engaging with communities so we know what people want and need.

Mass Transit In West Yorkshire

West Yorkshire Combined Authority, working with the five District Partners, has been developing a vision for the region’s future transport system, engaging with communities so we know what people want and need.

Significant progress has already been made in addressing years of under investment in transport in the north. Now, with devolved powers, we can do even more.

We want to deliver a new integrated and inclusive transport network developed by people in West Yorkshire for people in West Yorkshire. Our plans set out how we can start delivering a new, high quality mass transit system for West Yorkshire which will connect people across our region by 2040.

In January 2021 we asked for opinions on our Mass Transit Vision.

We received 7,800 responses to our surveys, polls, the interactive map and other stakeholder feedback. It is the largest consultation response of its kind the Combined Authority has received.

About the project

Transport emits the most carbon in West Yorkshire, with more than 90% of transport emissions coming from cars and vans. Enabling more journeys by public transport will be integral to us achieving our ambition to tackle the climate emergency and improve the quality of our air.

Mass Transit will be fully integrated with our ambitious plans for the future of our bus network, enabling us to make buses work for people by improving journey times and reliability.

As part of an integrated transport network, Mass Transit can:

  • help to combat climate change through providing a real and sustainable alternative to the car, cutting emissions, and improving air quality;
  • connect the important places across our region – helping people travel to jobs and education in a reliable, efficient, and affordable way;
  • support productivity and inclusive growth – creating new transport capacity, addressing inequality, rebalancing the economy, and encouraging investment in our region;
  • support health and wellbeing through creating healthy towns, cities, and local communities across our region;
  • strengthen the UK’s economic recovery from COVID-19 by prioritising jobs and skills.

What happens next:

We will be undertaken further engagement on the updated Mass Transit Vision 2040 document, ahead of working towards its adoption as part of the Local Transport Plan for the region.

How to contact us

You can contact the Mass Transit team via email at connectivity@westyorks-ca.gov.uk.

To find out more on Mass Transit and to keep informed about the project and other work the Combined Authority is doing, register with Your Voice.

For media enquiries only, please email communications@westyorks-ca.gov.uk.