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, Liberal Democrat 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 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 was held in September 2019 and the results were published on 10th January. See: http://yorkcivictrust.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Qa-YorkTransport-Report-printer-friendly.pdf
Please also browse our news posts below and click any post to read more.
Posted: 11 February 2020
The YBF meeting on Tuesday 18th February (5.30 to 7pm at West Offices) will feature the results of the City-Wide Transport Survey ran last autumn by York Bus Forum, York Civic Trust and York Environment Forum. We have already had confirmation of the ne …See more
Posted: 17 January 2020
We welcome the continuing evening services on Park and Ride Routes 2 (Rawcliffe Bar), 3 (Askham Bar) and 7 (Designer Outlet). All these services run daily (including Sundays) until 2230. For more details and full timetables see: https://www.itravelyor …See more
Posted: 16 January 2020
The next YBF meeting will be held at West Offices, York from 5.30 to 7pm on Tuesday 21st January. There will be updates on current bus developments from Julian Ridge, Head of Sustainable Transport, City of York Council. There will also be an opportunit …See more
Posted: 12 January 2020
The results of the City-Wide Transport Survey – run in September 2019 by York Civic Trust in conjunction with York Bus Forum and York Environment Forum – were published on 10th January. See: http://yorkcivictrust.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Qa-Yor …See more
Posted: 11 December 2019
This month’s presentation is by transport expert Martin Higginson, entitled The Real FTR: Three stages to making York’s buses the mode of choice. FTR, of course, alludes to that famous purple thing, driven not by a driver but a ‘pilot’, a bendy bus wit …See more
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 …See more
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 …See more
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” …See more
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 ( …See more
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 2019See more