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Operational Bus Services Act ‘one step closer’

5 September 2017

Reacting to the publication of the Government’s response to the consultation on the Bus Services Act draft regulations and guidance, Lianna Etkind, public transport campaigner at Campaign for Better Transport, said:

"The Government's consultation response brings an operational Bus Services Act one step closer. Local authorities and operators will now be able to set standards including multi-modal, multi-operator ticketing; fare discounts; customer service standards; and vehicle standards. There's a huge opportunity here to make bus services more attractive, affordable and environmentally friendly, bringing benefits not just to passengers but to the wider community."


For further information please contact Alice Ridley on 020 7566 6495 / 07984 773 468 or alice.ridley@bettertransport.org.uk

Notes to Editors

  1. Read the Government's full response here: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/bus-services-bill-draft-regulations-and-guidance
  2. Campaign for Better Transport is the UK's leading authority on sustainable transport. We champion transport solutions that improve people's lives and reduce environmental damage. Our campaigns push innovative, practical policies at local and national levels. Campaign for Better Transport Charitable Trust is a registered charity (1101929).