The Government is launching a £3 billion National Bus Strategy to help deliver cheaper, more frequent and more reliable bus services across the country. This strategy will be transformational, with services more integrated, to allow people to move between buses and trains with increased ease. Disabled access will also be increased to make the network easier to use for all passengers.
£24 million has already been provided by the Government to Birmingham, Sandwell and Dudley councils, with further contributions from local transport authorities, including Transport for West Midlands. The programme is being rolled out to ’improve reliability, reduce delays and journey times. Encouraging bus use will also reduce congestion and the environmental impact of cars.
Consultation on measures in Sandwell will take place later this year. Shaun Bailey MP wants to hear your thoughts on local bus services, why you do or don’t use them, and what routes you believe are currently missing in Wednesbury, Oldbury and Tipton.