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New 10 point guide to help develop effective Bus Service Improvement Plans

Local transport authorities have just five months to develop their Bus Service Improvement Plans (BSIPs) ahead of the 31 October 2021 deadline.

BSIPs are a requirement under the new National Bus Strategy and will be vital in securing a share of the £3billion on offer from Government to improve services.

Bus Users has put together a simple, 10 Point Guide to help transport authorities develop plans that reflect ‘high level vision’ and ‘key interventions for delivery’. The Guide outlines what transport authorities should include, and stresses the importance of rigorous engagement with stakeholders.

Claire Walters, Chief Executive of Bus Users said: “The National Bus Strategy aims to make bus services more frequent, cheaper to use and greener, in order to encourage more people on board. Transport authorities will be driving these improvements but the funding they receive will depend on the strength of their BSIPs.

“Our Guide is designed to support the framework set out by Government. It lays out how transport authorities can meet their responsibilities and develop effective BSIPs through collaboration and partnership with communities, passengers and stakeholders.”

Bus Users is inviting local transport authorities to get in touch for support and guidance on developing their BSIPs at NBShelp@bususers.org

A 10 Point Guide to BSIP

Bus Users 2023-01-09T13:52:48+00:00