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‘Bus Back Better’ in North East Lincolnshire and have your say!

3:40 pm, Monday, 19th July 2021 - 3 years ago

General

North East Lincolnshire Council and its regeneration partner, ENGIE, are asking for your views on how bus services could be improved in the area.

The survey follows on from funding announced by the Government earlier this year to support local transport providers recover from the effects of COVID-19 and to bring ‘Buses Back Better’ and improve passenger numbers.

Local authorities across England have been asked to develop ambitious proposals to improve bus services in the area, with an overall aim to improve passenger numbers and make the bus service a more appealing mode of sustainable travel, supported by the funding available.

The council and ENGIE need the feedback from residents so that the improvements proposed with the funding will address the issues and barriers that are most important to the community to improve passenger numbers and the overall experience.

Councillor Stewart Swinburn, portfolio holder for environment and transport, said: “With this funding, we want to maximise the opportunity and make bold and ambitious plans to improve bus services in the area and to attract more people to use them as a mode of transport.

“To maximise this opportunity, we want to hear from current, lapsed and non-bus users to understand the wide range of views and feelings about our bus services to give us the best picture when developing our plans.”

The funding available could be used to address all aspects of the local bus service, such as (but not limited to):

  • Making journeys more reliable and efficient;
  • Making improvements to bus stops and timetable information;
  • Ensuring that simple great value tickets are available;
  • Delivering enhancements to service frequencies; and
  • The introduction of new bus routes

The Bus Back Better survey can be completed online at www.nelincs.gov.uk/have-your-say.

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