The Bus Services Act

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

The Bus Services Act was given Royal Assent in May 2017 (although not all the secondary legislation and guidance has yet been approved). The Act provides Local Transport Authorities with a new and more effective set of tools with which to improve bus services. Up to and including the powers to franchise networks of integrated bus services in the same way that London does. The Act 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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