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National Bus Strategy – Devon’s Response

National Bus Strategy – Devon’s Response

In March 2021, the government announced a new National Bus Strategy Bus back better – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk). Alongside the delivery of this strategy, there is an expectation that local transport authorities work towards forming “Enhanced Partnerships” with their local bus operators. This will also include the development of a Bus Service Improvement Plan.

UPDATE 6th December 2022

Earlier this year we received details of Devon County Council’s funding allocation with regards to our Bus Services Improvement Plan (BSIP).  Although this funding falls considerably short of what we initially requested, we have now gone through the legal process of forming an Enhanced Partnership with our bus operators to deliver our BSIP, and this was formed on 17th October, 2022. Find out more about the DevonBus Enhanced Partnership.

Following the first meeting of Devon County Council’s Enhanced Partnership Board on 3rd November, we are now in a position to publish our agreed Enhanced Partnership Plan and Scheme.

Please find below a link to the latest version of Devon County Council’s Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP).  This document will be updated annually.

Bus Services Improvement Plan (BSIP) – v2 November 2022

Appendix A – Data Tables for Figures

Appendix B – Letters of Support from Local Bus Operators

Previous Announcements:

Notice of Intent to Prepare an Enhanced Partnership Plan and Schemes June 2021

On 21st June 2021. Devon County Council gave approval to proceed with the development of an Enhanced Partnership. The commencement of this is confirmed through this notice of the intention to prepare an Enhanced Partnership Plan and accompanying Enhanced Partnership Schemes, as required and set out in section 138F of the Transport Act 2000.

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