*South Yorkshire’s Mayor Oliver Coppard has had feedback about the bus network from hundreds of South Yorkshire’s residents, through his Fair Deal campaign and correspondence. The Mayor held nearly 30 public meetings and replied to hundreds of emails and letters following recent rounds of changes.
*The Mayor has recognised the bus network isn’t working and has called for government to plug the gap in funding to bring South Yorkshire’s funding per head in line with other regions. He has also been clear about his ambition to bring the region’s bus network under public control, and the MCA is currently undertaking a franchising assessment process. Without these measures, which would allow services to be restored and the network stabilised, the bus network will fall short of what residents of South Yorkshire need.
*Through consultation the operators are seeking views and feedback on the following proposed changes to the local bus network from Monday 5 February to Thursday 15 February. The Combined Authority is supporting on this consultation
*The proposals include:
• Route specific public engagement
• Minor timetable changes to address punctuality issues
• some improvements in service frequency and routes
• improved access to employment and local amenities.
Members of the public are being encouraged to have their say on proposed changes to First South Yorkshire’s commercial network and can find out more information and provide feedback at:
SYMCA is also seeking views on proposed changes to our tendered bus services. Details of the services affected and how to give feedback can be found at travelsouthyorkshire.com/April2024
!!The public engagement will run from Monday 5 February to Thursday 15 February!!