Last chance to take part in the West Yorkshire transport consultation

​Date: 13/10/2016
Ref: PR 8376

Wakefield Council is reminding residents to have their say on the future of transport in the district and throughout West Yorkshire.

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority's (WYCA) YourTravelYourSay consultation on the future of bus services and the regions transport system is now in its final stages.

Residents still have until midnight on Friday 21 October to complete the questionnaires, available online at  

Cllr Peter Box CBE, Chair of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Leader of Wakefield Council, said: "Bus and transport services throughout the district and wider region are vital to our local economy and good growth.

"There is still time to have your say on bus services and transport provision in West Yorkshire. You have until next Friday (21 October) to complete the questionnaires online."

WYCA has been holding drop-in sessions across the district and throughout West Yorkshire. The last drop-in session in the Wakefield district takes place tomorrow (Friday 14 October) at South Elmsall market, 10am - 1pm.

The feedback received will be used to develop new 20-year West Yorkshire Bus and Transport strategies, which the Combined Authority, in partnership with the West Yorkshire districts and bus operators First West Yorkshire, Arriva and Transdev is producing.

The Bus and Transport Strategies will support the recently-updated Leeds City Region Strategic Economic Plan's targets of creating an additional 35,700 jobs for local people over the next 20 years, and growing the City Region economy at a faster rate than the national average. They will also be used to update the current West Yorkshire Local Transport Plan, setting out how a modern, effective and integrated transport system can help people make the journeys they need to for jobs, education and leisure.

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