A three month consultation on West Yorkshire’s transport systems is now underway. West Yorkshire Combined Authority, in partnership with district authorities, First West Yorkshire, Arriva and Transdev, is working to produce new 20 year West Yorkshire Bus and Transport strategies. As part of this process they are holding over 70 drop-in sessions to find out what people think about local bus services and the county’s transport network. The first one was held at Bradford Interchange on 18th July. The feedback received will be used to develop the new strategies. The Bus and Transport Strategies are intended to support the recently updated Leeds City Region Strategic Economic Plan’s targets of creating an additional 35,700 jobs for local people over the next 20 years.
MD of First West Yorkshire, Paul Matthews, said, ‘Together with transport partners bus operators have introduced a number of improvements in recent years that have supported the very significant role buses play in our local economy and communities. We now look forward to working closely with all stakeholders as part of this important consultation to listen to the people of West Yorkshire and help shape the future of our transport system over the next 20 years.’