Meetings

We are currently meeting on Zoom. If (when) we go back to meeting face-to-face, we will probably still have many of our speakers joining us online and we hope to have the facility for others to also join via the internet.

Anyone is welcome to come along to see what our meetings are like – but we ask people to become members if they want to continue to attend.

We meet on the third Tuesday of each month at 5.30.

Our last meeting

 

Our last meeting was on Tuesday 18th June – Eliot Wilde from the West Midlands Combined Authority spoke about the electric buses in Coventry.

80 percent of National Express Coventry’s fleet are now zero-emission electric buses.

Everyone is welcome to attend our meetings – just contact one of our committee members. The links are on the contact page.

Meetings to look forward to in 2024

Tuesday 18th June – Eliot Wilde from the West Midlands Combined Authority will be speaking about the electric buses in Coventry. 80 percent of National Express Coventry’s fleet are now zero-emission electric buses.

Tuesday 16th July – Members’ forum. This is a chance for members to discuss local transport issues and highlight any problems.

Recent past meetings

2024

Tuesday 21st May – Chris Hegarty, who is the BSIP Officer for Derbyshire Council spoke about Derbyshire’s BSIP and its implementation, including recent improvements to rural services.

Tuesday 23rd April – This was a hustings where five of the canditdates for the post of Mayor in the new Combined Authority each had a chance to explain their plans for bus services in the York and North Yorkshire. The meeting was recorded and is available here.

David Skaith the Labour Party candidate was elected on May 2nd. You can see the questions he was asked and the video clips of his answers here.

Tuesday 16th March – Members’ forum. This was a chance for members to discuss local transport issues and highlight any problems.

Tuesday 20th February – Keith McNally, who chairs the Enhanced Partnership Forum spoke about the EP Forum and the involvement of bus users.

Tuesday 16th January – Julian Ridge from City of York Council gave a talk and answered questions on the progress of the Local Transport Plan.

2023

Tuesday 19th December – Members’ forum. This was a chance for members to discuss local transport issues and highlight any problems. We also heard from Stuart Fillingham, Head of Commercial at East Yorkshire, who spoke about how they have managed to improve their punctuality.

Tuesday 21st November – Miriam Binsztok, transport co-ordination service manager for Cornwall Council gave a talk on Cornwall’s BSIP bid and their co-ordinated transport.

Tuesday 17th October – Mr Jonathan Bray, who is based in York and has considerable experience in the Bus industry and now runs his own consultancy, gave a talk entitled ” Making Progressive Change Happen”.

Tuesday 19th September – Members’ forum. This was a chance for members to discuss local transport issues and highlight any problems.

Tuesday 15th August – Mr Tom Bridge, Operations Director for First Bus, West and North Yorkshire gave some career background then shared some information about current issues and passenger trends in York. He also answered some of the many questions members put to him.

Tuesday 18th July – Andy Gibbons, programme manager for transport strategy at Leicester City Council gave a talk on Leicester’s bus network and their enhanced partnership.

Tuesday 20th June – This was a members’ forum where local transport issues were discussed.