Oxfordshire is aiming to encourage more passengers back on to the buses through closer working to improve services in the county.
Oxfordshire County Council’s (OCC) Cabinet, in its role as local transport authority, has agreed to establish an ‘enhanced partnership’ by April 2022 and has invited all of Oxfordshire’s local bus operators to participate in it.
The new approach allows the council to have greater input into items such as timetables, multi-operator ticketing and improvements to services. The bus operators will work with the council to both develop and deliver improvements for passengers – bringing expertise, innovation and the potential for investment. All this would be brought together in a bus service improvement plan, which will come back to the council for approval in October.
More information on the OCC news website.