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Bus Information Strategy 2019-24 - Have Your Say.

In March 2019, the West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) voted to scale back its pocket timetable booklets over the next five years,

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) is looking at how to provide information about bus services in a way that best meets people’s requirements and they would really like to know your views.

WYCA is a group of leading councillors and officers from West Yorkshire councils, plus York, that works in conjunction with bus companies and subsidises some services – will focus on delivering information via digital means, such as on mobile devices.

It also intends to phase out offering real-time information via text message and slimmed down on printed timetables, although cheaper-to-produce timetables will still be made available to people who want them.

WYCA says its draft Bus Information Strategy 2019 - 24, reflects the increasing preference of the county’s passengers for using online bus service information, which was presented to the Combined Authority's Transport Committee in March 2019 can be viewed here

During the last 12 months almost two million people have used its website more than 5.85 million times and downloaded 3.2 million bus timetables.

More than 500,000 people used the website’s Journey Planner to co-ordinate almost 1.3m journeys.

In West Yorkshire there will be several public drop-in sessions (view the flyer) and in Bradford district, two public drop-in sessions will be held on:

  • Friday 9th August at Keighley Bus Station, from 10am to 2pm
  • Thursday 22nd August on the Upper concourse of Bradford Interchange, from 10am to 2pm.

You can take part and have your say on the proposed draft Bus Information Strategy 2019-24:

  • By downloading the survey (the postal address of where to send the survey back to is Freepost and can be found on page 6).

If you would like any information in large print or braille format, please contact yourvoice@westyorks-ca.gov.uk or call 0113 245 7676 (MetroLine).

This engagement will close on 25th August 2019.

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