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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 was 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.

Devon County Council formed an Enhanced Partnership with bus operators on 17th October, 2022. Find out more about the DevonBus Enhanced Partnership. We have also published 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 in the first half of 2024 following the new BSIP guidance from the DFT which was released in January 2024.

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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