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The Voice of York’s Bus Users

We are now an established, recognised pressure group that is widely listened to and has regular contact with the Executive Member for Transport and the Council’s Sustainable Transport Team as well as the major bus operators. We have raised issues relating to temporary bus stops, bus stop infrastructure, potential re-routeing of services, cuts in evening services, withdrawal of of Sunday services and faulty display screens. We have also sought information on the bus operators’ plans for introducing audible and visible announcements.

We have been helped by a grant from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation to establish a sound organisational structure with membership (and hence funding) now building. We have affiliated memberships from York Older Persons Assembly and five parish/town councils.

Cross-party involvement – we have active members from the Labour, LiberalDemocrat and Green Parties. We also have good links with Andy D’Agorne (Deputy Leader and Executive Member for Transport).

We have set up bus station and strategy working groups and are currently working with the York Civic Trust and York Environment Forum on a public engagement strategy to form an input to York’s next Local Transport Plan. A city-wide consultation is being launched on Monday 2nd September – see news post below.

 

Please also browse our news posts below and click any post to read more.

 

YBF Open Meeting on Tuesday November 19th 2019

Posted: 14 November 2019

The next YBF meeting will be held at West Offices, York from 5.30 to 7pm on Tuesday 19th November. There will be updates on current bus developments from Julian Ridge, City of York Council’s Head of Public Transport and Brandon Jones, External Relation …

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New Wheelchair Securement System for the Bus!

Posted: 13 October 2019

A new securement system for wheelchairs and most mobility scooters on buses

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York Balloon Fiesta 27 to 30 September – Travel Advice

Posted: 23 September 2019

Travel to the York 2019 Balloon Fiesta

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York’s next Local Transport Plan – What should be included?

Posted: 23 September 2019

Our meeting on 17th September included a thought-provoking presentation on what should be included in York’s next Local Transport Plan by Professor Tony May – Chair of York Civic Trust’s Transport Advisory Group and Emeritus Professor, Institute of Tra …

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Innovative Suggestions from Transport Survey!

Posted: 15 September 2019

Some of the many suggestions made already by those who have completed the survey include: Orbital bus routes; A rechargeable smart card; Bus links between villages and park and ride sites; A workplace parking levy:  Continental style “cars are guests” …

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YBF Open Meeting on Tuesday September 17th 2019 5.30 to 7pm at West Offices

Posted: 12 September 2019

The next open meeting of the York Bus Forum will be at 5.30 pm on Tuesday, 17 September (at York Council’s West Offices).  The principle issue for discussion will be the City of York’s Local Transport Plan, work on which is just beginning*.  Tony May ( …

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Changes to Tendered Bus Services wef 1/2 September 2019

Posted: 12 September 2019

A number of City of York Council supported services have been re-tendered. This has led to some changes of operator and some welcome improvements. Full details are on the iTravelYork website at: Retendering September 2019

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Major City-wide Transport Survey Launched from 2nd September

Posted: 30 August 2019

York Civic Trust has launched a major City wide transport consultation to find out what residents think are the key issues in York and how to tackle them. Partnering with the York Environment Forum and York Bus Forum, The Trust has launched a survey th …

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YBF Committee Meeting on Tuesday August 20th 2019 5.30 to 7pm at West Offices

Posted: 17 August 2019

The meeting will be addressed by Brendan Murphy, Senior Transport Project Manager at City of York Council, who will outline the latest position on the front of station proposals, and invite members’ views. We will also consider the withdrawal of First …

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Members Meeting on 16th July 2019

Posted: 16 July 2019

A message from YBF’s chair … Dear Friends, The next open meeting of the York Bus Forum will be at 5.30 pm on Tuesday 16 July (at York Council’s West Offices).  The main business of the meeting will be to hear from Julian Ridge (Acting Head of Public …

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Housing, employment and car dependency – what can be done about it? Meeting on 15th January 2019

Posted: 14 January 2019

Our meeting on Tuesday 15th Jan 5.30pm at West Offices will be addressed by Caroline Mullen from Leeds University’s Institute of Transport Studies on the topic of ‘Housing, Employment and Car Dependency – what can be done about it?’ It’s your chance to …

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Celebration Rally on 6th September 2018 – Tenth Anniversary of the Concessionary Travel Pass

Posted: 10 August 2018

Celebration Rally in York for 10 years of the Concessionary Travel Pass

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