New bus user group for York

4 Apr 2013 @ 3.15 pm
| News

Issued by City of York Council

City of York Council and local bus operators are encouraging commuters, residents and visitors to join a new bus user group to be involved and help improve travel in York.

The new Bus User Group (BUSUG) is looking for new members who either have an interest in bus travel or use services across the city, to help to shape future investment for the bus network in York.

Meetings will be held at different times throughout the year to accommodate work commitments, and members of the group will also be asked to provide feedback online, on the phone or by completing questionnaires.

Anyone who is considering joining the group, but can’t commit to attending the meetings, can apply to contribute and be part of a ‘wider group’. The voluntary group will enable people to share their ideas during meetings, and also by email for those who find this more convenient.

The aim is to establish a representative, mixed group of people who have wide experience of using the buses in York, have insights into the services and have ideas for improvements that they want to share from their own experiences.

In addition, the BUSUG will be a platform for its members to gain information and learn more about the bus network though key personnel from both City of York Council and the bus operators.

The group would also be asked to provide specific feedback at times on marketing campaigns or possible changes to the network.

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

“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.”

Anyone who is interested in finding out more information or would like to join the group can do so by completing the application form at

Emailing [email protected] or by calling 0800 111 4785

Applications can be returned to the above email address or posted free post to FREEPOST CYC TRAVEL by Friday 3 May 2013.

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