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.
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
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 …See more
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 …See more
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 …See more
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 …See more
Posted: 03 August 2018
Our meeting on Wednesday 19th September from 5.30 to 7pm at West Offices, Toft Green, York will be addressed by Julian Sturdy MP for York Outer. Everyone is welcome. Julian will outline the prospects for York’s bus services, taking into account the op …See more
Posted: 02 August 2018
Please note that the regular Bus Forum meeting for September is on Wednesday 19th, not the usual third Tuesday. However, an Open Public Meeting on the Forum’s “Better than a Bus Station” Discussion Document is being planned for 5.30 on September 18th, …See more
Posted: 11 July 2018
YorAccess Guide to Transport In association with York Community Transport Group, York Bus Forum has produced a handy guide providing overviews of the various accessible public and community transport options in York and area. The guide is available as …See more
Posted: 08 July 2018
“Better than a Bus Station: A Transport Interchange for York” The YBF Bus Station Report and its associated press release are below: YBF Bus Station Report YBF press release. The Bus Station Report is also included in YBF’s submission to City of Yo …See more