Bus Service Improvement Plan

The National Bus strategy 'Bus Back Better' (published March 2021) sets out an ambitious vision to dramatically improve bus services in England outside London and to reverse the recent shift away from public transport and encourage passengers back on to the bus. The Bus Services Act 2017 provides the tools needed to deliver this and the strategy commits £3 billion of new funding to support bus travel.  

A Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP) details how Local Transport Authorities, working closely with local bus operators, and local communities will set out the vision to deliver a step-change in bus services.

Hertfordshire County Council already has an Enhanced Partnership in place Intalink Enhanced Partnership - Intalink and was the first local authority in England to put in place one. Having the Enhanced Partnership in place is a big advantage and the BSIP builds on some of the ambitions already agreed.

Hertfordshire County Council is one of 31 local authorities that has been successful with their BSIP (published October 2021) submission to the Department for Transport and have been offered an indicative amount of £29.7 million (in April 2022) to deliver passenger transport schemes and initiatives through the Intalink Enhanced Partnership.

The DfT requires each local authority to update their BSIP annually, every October. The BSIP outlines the ambition of Hertfordshire County Council to improve bus services within the County and how that ambition will be delivered through the Intalink Enhanced Partnership.

Hertfordshire County Council Bus Service Improvement Plan Oct 2022

Bus Service Improvement Plan Performance Reports

October 2023

April 2023