This bus bill is just the ticket to create access to education and jobs
Londoners already have a great bus service. Parliament now needs to extend that option to the rest of the country
On 1 March, MPs again debated the bus services bill, a piece of legislation that is hugely important for millions of people across England in terms of access to education and employment or simply being able to get to local amenities such as the shops or a local hospital.
If you live or work in London this bill won’t apply to you because you don’t need it: Sadiq Khan has all the powers he needs to manage transport services in London and buses in the capital are a great success. This bill would give those same powers to city regional transport authorities across England, such as Transport for Greater Manchester or Merseytravel. They would be able to design and co-ordinate bus services in their area, including routes, ticketing, fares, and information: things everyone in London takes for granted.
Source: Guardian Transport