The Bus Services Act: One Year On

Enacted one year ago, the Bus Services Act provided new powers and opportunities to improve local bus services. Local authorities and bus operators must work together to decide which of these new powers should be used to improved local services.

Attend this timely Westminster Briefing for an up-to-date brief on the national landscape and the new powers. You will hear how others have been using the new powers effectively and what  options are available to you to support your strategic objectives. This is the perfect opportunity for both local authorities and operators to assess the reforms, identify good practice and network with colleagues.

Key Issues to be Addressed:

  • Update and overview of Government action and the Bus Services Act 2017
  • Advanced Quality Partnerships: taking steps to raise standards
  • Enhanced Partnerships: authorities and operators working together to improve bus services
  • Assessing and using new franchising powers
  • Advanced ticketing schemes: establishing multi-operator and multi-modal schemes
  • Good practice in working together to raise bus standards and improve public satisfaction
  • Case studies of successful local models

About the Day:

The morning session will explore what new powers are available to local authorities and how they can interact with operators to deliver better buses locally. The afternoon session will focus on good practice, and will be the perfect opportunity to identify models of success and take back ideas to your own setting.

Morning refreshments will be served upon arrival with a networking lunch to follow. Any special needs or dietary requirements should be notified to us upon booking.

The event is CPD certified, and a certificate is available confirming your attendance.

For registration enquiries please contact: | 0207 593 5657

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Who Should Attend?

You will join a range of bus and transport stakeholders including leaders, strategy directors, planners and elected members in local authorities and transport executives; bus service providers; passenger representative groups; business and LEP representatives; health, education and community transport representatives and anyone with an interest in the future of local bus services.

Wednesday 27th June 2018

11.00am - 3.30pm (including networking lunch)

Taking place in Central London (Zone 1, Venue TBC)

Private Sector | 1 Place: £295 | 2+ Places: £245 each
Public Sector & Not for Profit | 1 Place: £245 | 2+ Places:£195 each

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