Public transport: have your say
Wednesday, 17 August 2016
Local people are being asked to have their say on public transport in West Yorkshire, with a number of drop-in events being held in Calderdale.
Calderdale Council is supporting the West Yorkshire Combined Authority's (WYCA) consultation on local bus and transport systems, which is running until Friday 21 October.
Online or in person
The consultation survey can be completed online here and at over 70 drop-in sessions around West Yorkshire. In Calderdale the upcoming sessions are:
Hebden Bridge Town Hall - Thursday 13 October – 10.30am – 1.30pm
Todmorden Town Hall - Wednesday 17 August – 11am – 2pm
Each drop-in event will be attended by a team from WYCA plus bus service operators, who will be available to answer questions and help people take part.
The aim of the consultation is to find out what people think about local bus services and the county's transport network in order to create a modern bus network which meets the needs of individuals and businesses. Feedback will help development of the new 20-year West Yorkshire bus and transport strategy.
Calderdale Council's Cabinet Member for Planning, Housing and Environment, Cllr Dan Sutherland, said, "These drop-in events are the opportunity for people to have their say on public transport facilities and provide feedback on topics like ease of use, value for money and reliability. I hope people go along to the sessions or fill out the survey online, to ensure Calderdale has a strong voice in future WYCA proposals.
"There are lots of exciting developments happening with public transport in Calderdale, including plans to improve bus accessibility and public transport facilities in Halifax. By taking part in WYCA's consultation we can ensure these transformations meet the needs of passengers and help us create a modern transport network."
Cllr Keith Wakefield, West Yorkshire Combined Authority's Transport Committee Chair said, ""As this is about the overall transport network, we definitely want to hear from car drivers and we also want the view of people who currently don't or won't use public transport, to find out why.
"And we want to hear from the business community, to help us develop a transport and commuter network that meet their needs and their employees' expectations."
Ben Still, Managing Director of West Yorkshire Combined Authority said, "Good transport underpins our economy, which is why developing a single 'Metro-style' transport network is a key aim of the Combined Authority.
"Now, through our Your Travel, Your Say public consultation, we want to know what our customers our communities and our businesses want to see prioritised for West Yorkshire's transport"
For more information and to have your say on the future of bus services and the West Yorkshire transport system, visit www.yourtravelyoursay.co.uk