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Northants U-turn - and consultation!
« on: April 22, 2011, 11:55:51 PM »
Files referred to are attached.

http://youchoosencc.wordpress.com/about-you-choose/scrutiny-of-the-draft-budget/have-your-say-proposed-changes-to-public-transport-and-bus-subsidies/

Have Your Say: Proposed Changes to Public Transport and Bus Subsidies

Public transport provision in Northamptonshire is changing. We are reviewing all current bus services and public transport provision in order to develop a more efficient and sustainable system that meets the needs of the whole county on a greatly reduced budget.

We are proposing a new, revised transport network that will focus on:

-Working with bus companies so that bus routes which have been marginally subsidised by the council could be tweaked to become fully commercial.

-Continuing to pay for some fixed routes which require only a small subsidy.

-Working with community transport operators so they can operate services under a section 22 permit, which would allow them to transport paying passengers, and allow the County Council to reimburse the operator for carrying those passengers holding a concessionary pass.

-The introduction of six demand response systems in deep rural areas of the county:

o   CallConnect in north-east Northants – an expansion of this existing, successful scheme

o   Nene Valley

o   Corby rural

o   Welland Valley

o   Long Buckby and Daventry

o   South Northants

-Promoting car sharing clubs and self-help community transport schemes.

Click on the link below to view a map of bus services across the county including proposed changes:

  Proposed Transport Network Map- April 2011

To view a full list of current bus services in the county and all proposed changes, click on the link below:

  Quick Reference Bus Route Proposal Details

To view the updated criteria for providing funding for bus subsidies, click on the toolkit below:

  Toolkit for Bus Subsidy Funding

We want you to have your say on how you use the service currently, how the proposed changes might affect you and your community, or ways that we can help you and you community to make sure your transport needs are met.

You can have your say on the proposals by writing to us using one of the methods below. The consultation will be open until Friday, 27 May, 2011. It is proposed that the completion date for introducing the new network of services is Monday 5th September. This will allow a full period of time for consultation, tendering and the registration of new services.

 

email us:  youchoose@northamptonshire.gov.uk

write to us:

YouChoose
Targeted Transport Passenger Measures
Northamptonshire County Council
Riverside House
Riverside Way
Bedford Road
Northampton
NN1 5NX

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Re: Northants U-turn - and consultation!
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2011, 09:01:56 AM »
No link to the bus map and proposed changes.

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Re: Northants U-turn - and consultation!
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2011, 09:45:51 AM »
No link to the bus map and proposed changes.


appendix-1-targeted-passenger-transport-measures-toolkit-for-funding1.doc is the listing of how they reach their decisions on local bus services.
Copy of appendix-3-targeted-passenger-transport-measures-quick-reference-proposal-details2.xls is the village-by-village spreadsheet showing the services - there is not one in bus number order
targeted-passenger-transport-measures-proposed-network-april-2011 is the new network map.

(See attachments on last posting)

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Re: Northants U-turn - and consultation!
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2011, 11:44:37 AM »
Sorry missed them first time I looked. Thanks

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Re: Northants U-turn - and consultation!
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2011, 12:08:26 PM »
Sorry missed them first time I looked. Thanks

Your village will now have a bus service - albeit a DRT (Demand Responsive Transport) one!

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Re: Northants U-turn - and consultation!
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2011, 03:57:10 PM »
It's being suggested the new Cambs CC cabinet may also be in a position to reconsider their stance (election time again y'see!), BUT I stress that I've seen nothing formal to cover this! If you know otherwise, please do send me a link!