Shropshire Council

Shropshire Bus Strategy 2017 - 2021

  • Period: 19 December 2016 - 13 February 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • Audiences: Everyone
  • Topics: Transport
  • Type: Public

Public transport provides access to essential services, including to those more vulnerable and living in rural areas. We're facing considerable financial challenges, and need to set a strategy which ensures available budgets are spent in line with clearly defined local bus priorities.

We're asking for people's views on a new bus strategy. This proposes a number of objectives and priorities which will determine how budgets are allocated across countywide services, and will provide a robust process for decision making.

Cllr Simon Jones, Shropshire Council portfolio holder for highways and transport, said:

The council appreciates fully the vital function that local bus services play within the lives of many Shropshire residents, and in supporting the economy of the county. Whether these services are provided on a fully commercial, or on a contracted and council-subsidised basis, it's vital that our future bus strategy recognises the opportunities and also the challenges that exist at this time. The new strategy is intended to ensure that Shropshire’s bus network remains relevant to people's transport needs, and can be provided within the council's available budgets.

I would urge all bus users and stakeholders to respond to this strategy consultation, in order to ensure that the final strategy best reflects the needs of Shropshire’s communities and bus users.”

The public and stakeholder consultation will run until 13 February 2017, and the collated consultation responses will then be reported to cabinet in due course.



Have your say on our draft bus strategy. The survey makes reference to the strategy throughout, so when completing it you should have a copy of the strategy open simultaneously so that you can cross-refer.

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