THE BUS USER GROUP FOR NORTH HERTFORDSHIRE
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Updated 1st March 2016
One thing that might have passed many people by during the Queen's Speech a few weeks
ago was the announcement of a Buses Bill, a piece of Government legislation to give
'London style' powers to new elected Mayors in metropolitan areas.
The Bill is a rare chance to improve buses for passengers in cities across the UK. However it is not just cities that should benefit from this crucial piece of legislation but all bus users including in due course the long suffering users of Hertfordshire.
The increasing urbanisation of Hertfordshire will add massive pressure to our already congested roads, and action needs to be taken to provide Hertfordshire with a 21st century public transport system. The current system of deregulated services, mostly run by foreign owned conglomerates skimming off easy profits, plus a declining number of uneconomic services grudgingly supported by the Council, needs to be replaced with integrated services supervised by transport professionals, as is the case in London.
The buses bill has now been published. The devil is of course in the detail, and
to what extent councils are prepared to step up and take the initiative. For further
information see https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/the-
A CHANCE TO IMPROVE BUS SERVICES