Strategic bus review for Cambridgeshire suggests 'enhanced partnership' between Stagecoach and the Combined Authority
Better bus services in Cambridgeshire could be on the way, but there are concerns proposals will not come into effect quickly enough to help communities in need.
The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority’s strategic bus review has suggested a closer “enhanced partnership” between bus operators Stagecoach and the authority could be the key to helping get more people to use public transport in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.
Engineering consultants SYSTRA, who undertook the strategic review, say better bus services in the county are essential to get people out of their cars as the region’s population and economy expands. In their report, they say it is “imperative” to improve air quality and reduce congestion, and that people will only use buses if there is a better, more reliable service. They say that, with better partnership, a better “minimum service” can be established to make buses a more reliable way to get around.
More by this authorJosh Thomas, Local Democracy Reporter