Bus Service Improvement Plan funding set for Herts
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Hertfordshire County Council is just one of 31 local authorities that has been successful with their Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP) submission to the Department for Transport and have been offered an indicative amount of £29.7 million to deliver passenger transport schemes and initiatives through the Intalink Enhanced Partnership.
The National Bus strategy 'Bus Back Better' (published March 2021) set 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 committed £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 and was the first local authority in England to achieve this. The Intalink Enhanced Partnership(IEP) being in place is a big advantage and the BSIP builds on some of the ambitions already agreed in the IEP Plan and Scheme.
For more information Hertfordshire County Council Bus Service Improvement Plan