22 Jun '12, 2pm

Chaired West Yorkshire Integrated Transport Authority meeting that approved progress towards Quality Bus contracts

Chaired West Yorkshire Integrated Transport Authority meeting that approved progress towards Quality Bus contracts

Next week, West Yorkshire’s Integrated Transport Authority (ITA) members are being asked to support the introduction of England’s first Quality Contract framework for the county’s bus services. A report to next Friday’s ITA meeting will recommend that councillors approve the introduction of a Bus Quality Contract Scheme, which the report says is the best way to provide significant customer benefits including integrated ticketing, higher service standards, a more stable network and pricing structure and better local accountability for service standards. “Around 180 million bus journeys are made in West Yorkshire each year which represents around 90% of all public transport use, so we very much value our relationships with local bus operators,” said Metro Chairman Cllr James Lewis. “If approved, this new framework will be an opportunity for us to develop the strong partnersh...

Full article: http://www.wymetro.com/news/releases/12-06-22QCs

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