West Yorkshire to ‘consider’ bus franchising

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Route One reported that West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) has outlined its intention to “definitely consider” a franchise system in the region should its mayoral devolution deal be successful. In WYCA’s ‘bus vision’ for 2020, the Authority said that despite a strong partnership model working in the region through the West Yorkshire Bus Alliance, it cannot rule out franchising as part of a bid to deliver a network “that puts local people at its heart.” Transport Chair, Councillor Kim Groves, has said “Franchising is an option. We will watch Greater Manchester’s progress closely, together with the approach being developed in Merseyside.” 

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