Enhanced Partnership

Closed 3 Dec 2021

Opened 20 Oct 2021

Overview

In March 2021 the Department for Transport published the National Bus Strategy, Bus Back Better.  The National Bus Strategy says Local Transport Authorities (LTAs) should produce a Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP) which sets out how LTAs, working closely with their local bus operators and local communities will set out a vision for delivering the step-change in bus services that is required by the National Strategy.  In simple terms the BSIP sets out how Essex County Council (ECC) will increase the number of people travelling by bus and how they will make buses more attractive than the car for more people.

In June 2021 ECC agreed that the BSIP would be delivered through Enhanced Partnerships.  This is a legal partnership between ECC and local bus operators that sets out how they will work together to deliver BSIP outcomes in the defined geographical area.

This consultation asks for your views on the Enhanced Partnership.

Why your views matter

This is the first phase of a longer project aiming to increase the number of people travelling by bus in Essex.  This will ultimately reduce carbon emissions, improve local air quality, and enable more residents to access public transport.

We realise currently bus travel is easier for some than others, but all ideas are welcome.  Your feedback in this survey will provide us with valuable information in ensuring ECC's Enhanced Partnership reflects what the different issues are and what different people need and want to see change.

The survey should not take longer than 60 minutes to fill out.

What happens next

 Your feedback in this survey will provide us with valuable information in ensuring ECC's Enhanced Partnership reflects what the different issues are and what different people need and want to see change.

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Public transport