The Bus Services Bill

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Find out how bus regulation would work and the benefits it could bring to passengers

The Government is taking new buses legislation through Parliament which will make it easier for local transport authorities to franchise networks of bus services.  This would allow bus services outside London to be provided in the same way as they are in London, and the same way that national rail services are provided.  It would give Local Transport Authorities the powers to plan, develop and regulate bus services offering passengers simpler, integrated Oyster-style ticketing and guarantees on service quality.  

The Bus Services Bill also offers the opportunity to remove barriers to improving services and providing simpler fares in areas which do not wish to introduce franchising as well as opening up data on bus services.

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