Improving bus travel in Tyne and Wear
Buses are a vital public service with a major role to play in the way people go about their daily life. As with all public services, efficient and affordable delivery is paramount. However, with patronage declining, car use increasing and pressure on public spending, action will be needed to ensure we retain a sustainable and attractive bus network for the future.
The North East Combined Authority strategy for buses has three strategic aims; to arrest the decline in bus patronage; to maintain (and preferably grow) network accessibility, and to deliver better value for public money. Nexus is working with Durham and Northumberland county councils to explore the opportunities presented by the 2017 Bus Services Act to address these aims.