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.

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. The BSIP will be critical when the Government is deciding how new funding is allocated. 

Hertfordshire County Council Bus Service Improvement Plan