The City Council is on the Job!
Controversial Sheffield bus cuts which caused weeks of frustration have been raised with the Transport Minister.
Widespread changes to city buses, brought in by the Sheffield Bus Partnership from November last year, caused long queues, delays and confusion for passengers.
A proposed devolution deal for the Sheffield City Region includes creating a directly elected mayor.
The council is also part of the bus partnership.
“I can confirm that a letter was sent to the Minister for Transport on December 1 – detailing the content of the petition and requesting for the matter to be considered as part of the forthcoming Buses Bill in this year’s Queen’s Speech.
“A letter was also sent to the South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive with details of the six bus petitions discussed at council.
“Bus services are to be discussed at a meeting of the council’s economic and environmental wellbeing scrutiny committee in March and petitioners will be welcome.”
Bus operator chiefs are to come under scrutiny at a different meeting in February.
Obviously fbb did not "get" the sophistication of the App and was taken to task by Phil Stockley, boss of T M Travel, for his lack of electronic dexterity and comprehension.
Talking of poor publicity. Travel South Yorkshire (the publicity guise of the South Yorkshire PTE) no longer provides and printed material, You are invited to download leaflets. fbb came across this problem on service 31/31A operated Monday to Saturday daytimes by Sheffield Community Transport and in the evenings and on Sundays by Stagecoach.
So the challenge is to explain to the travelling public the difference between the S C T service 31 journeys ...
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Answers to the email address as above! The terminus point (Flat Street or Interchange) is NOT part of the problem.