Watch: Shaping the future of bus travel services

Halifax Bus Station.

Halifax Bus Station.

West Yorkshire Combined Authority, in partnership with bus operators First West Yorkshire, Arriva and Transdev, is working to produce new 20-year West Yorkshire Bus and Transport strategies.

As part of this process they are holding over 70 drop-in sessions to find out what people think about local bus services and the county’s transport network.

Roger Marsh OBE, Chair of the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) said: “Buses play an important role in getting people to places and enhance the Leeds City Region economy, which means if bus services are poor, they can act as a brake on our economy and growth. This is why we are working with the bus industry to carry out this consultation and engage with those people that use the services and make it work for them.

“I would encourage members of the business community to take part in this consultation and work with us to create a bus network that meets the needs of the 21st Century commuters.”

The feedback received will be used to develop the new strategies.

The Bus and Transport Strategies will support the recently-updated Leeds City Region Strategic Economic Plan’s targets of creating an additional 35,700 jobs for local people over the next 20 years, and growing the City Region economy at a faster rate than the national average.

They will also be used to update the current West Yorkshire Local Transport Plan, setting out how a modern, effective and integrated transport system can help people make the journeys they need to for jobs, education and leisure.

As well as the www.yourtravelyoursay.co.uk web site, for updates on when and where drop in sessions are taking place, people can follow @yrtravelyrsay and @WestYorkshireCA on Twitter and via the Yourtravelyoursay Facebook page. alifax Bus Station

The sessions take place on:

| Halifax Bus Station, Monday August 1, 10.30am to 1.30pm

| Ripponden Library, Thursday August 4, 3pm to 6pm

| Todmorden Town Hall, Wednesday August 17, 11am to 2pm

| Calderdale Royal Hospital, August 22, 1.30pm to 4.30pm

| Sowerby Bridge Tesco, August 26, 11am to 2pm

| Sainsburys Halifax (Next to Bus Station), August 31, 11am to 2pm

| Elland Morrisons, September 5, 10.30am to 1.30pm

| Brighouse Bus Station, September 14, 10.30am to 1.30pm

| Halifax Indoor Market, Spetember 24, 10am to 1pm

| Illingworth Morrisons, September 30, 11am to 2pm

| Halifax Bus Station, October 6, 3pm to 6pm

| Hebden Bridge Town Hall, October 13, 10.30am to 1.30pm