First meeting for new York bus user group

14 Jun 2013 @ 4.10 pm
| News

Issued by City of York Council

York residents joined City of York Council for their first Bus User Group meeting last week at West Offices to great success.

The members were invited to meet up for the first time and work on establishing the group’s objectives for the next 12-months and set discussion topics for the future.

The new Bus User Group (BUSUG) comprises of members who either have an interest in bus travel or use services across the city. The drafted objectives for the group are:

  • Helping to shape the bus network
  • Assisting in improving the bus passenger experience
  • Championing buses and the opportunities they provide
  • Sharing best practice within York and with other UK and international towns and cities

The group provides an opportunity to establish a mixed group of people who use different services for different purposes around the city, with the aim of providing constructive feedback and ideas to both the council and operators.

Future meetings will include attendance by bus operators and other key personnel who help shape York’s bus network. Some of the future topics up for discussion are Rougier Street improvements, Smartcards and customer complaints.

Cllr Dave Merrett, Cabinet Member for Transport, Planning and Sustainability, said “The Bus User Group is an excellent opportunity for the council and bus operators to engage the public on important bus issues directly.

“We will continue to consult on major schemes and initiatives but this is an additional focus for us to listen and take on board what every day passengers are experiencing.”

To keep up to date with the Bus User Group visit the i-Travel website.

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