Have your say on the future of bus travel in Bolton

Bolton Business and residents are being asked for their views on plans to reform bus travel across Greater Manchester

People have until January 29 to take part in a consultation looking at the impact of Covid-19 on plans drawn up last year.

Greater Manchester Combined Authority is proposing a new franchising scheme for buses which would see it take control of how services are operated.  

Buses account for 75% of all public transport journeys in Greater Manchester both before and during the pandemic. They continue to be a critical link to jobs and essential services, including for the one third of households in GM without a car. 

Between October 2019 and January 2020, Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) held a consultation on a proposed new franchising scheme for the city-region’s buses, and more than 8,500 people gave their views.

GMCA has now revised the plans to take into account the impact of Covid-19 on the bus market. And it wants residents to feedback on its Covid-19 impact report. The report has looked at potential future travel demand in Greater Manchester and what it could mean for GMCA’s proposals to change how buses are run. 

You can have your say on the future of your buses at gmconsult.org or call 0161 244 1100 before Friday 29 January 2021.

Copies of the consultation document and questionnaire will shortly be made available in Bolton’s libraries.

Published: 18th December 2020