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Bus Service Improvement Plan to be considered by Cabinet

4:41 pm, Thursday, 7th October 2021 - 2 years ago

General

Leading councillors will meet at a special Cabinet on Wednesday 20 October to review a £39m Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP) that will be submitted to Government for public transport improvements to be delivered over a five-year period in the area.

Highway officials have prepared the plan in response to the National Bus Strategy and have considered the plan to act as the key document to securing funds from a share of a £3billion pot to improve public transport across England.

The funding could be used locally to develop initiatives and improvements including:  

  • Enhanced evening and weekend frequencies
  • Changes to improve how certain areas are served
  • Improved bus interchange facilities in Grimsby
  • Clearer and more comprehensive information about services and ticketing through a wide variety of sources
  • Improvements to the feeling of personal safety while using buses
  • Modernising the bus fleet and introducing zero emission vehicles

The proposals have been developed in partnership with Stagecoach East Midlands, Grayscroft, Hunts and key community stakeholders.

If the plans are approved by Cabinet, the BSIP will be submitted to Government for consideration in the coming weeks.

The BSIP for the area is ambitious and the £39m proposal would aim to address the majority of improvements needed to public transport in the area. The final amount secured from Government is not confirmed and should the £39m not be secured, the council will look to prioritise the funding available alongside the most needed recommendations.

Updates will be provided as the BSIP progresses.

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