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Council petitioned over bus services
10:16am Tuesday 8th October 2013 in News
CALLS for improvements to York’s bus network will be made to city councillors this week.
A petition signed by more than 400 residents is to be presented by the Green Party to a full meeting of City of York Council. They say the city needs more frequent and easily available services and say evening bus journeys need to be promoted.
Green leader Coun Andy D’Agorne said recent service changes introduced by First were mostly welcome, but some communities on the edge of York were still “cut off from any public transport in the evenings”.
The petition has called for bus operators and York businesses to provide mutual discounts as incentives for people to use existing evening buses, which Coun D’Agorne said could act as a “springboard” for more late routes, with possible theatre and cinema deals included.
He said he had presented the proposal to the city’s Quality Bus Partnership six months ago but had yet to receive a response, and has asked for transport issues to be included in a review of York’s night-time economy.
First recently confirmed it was cutting a string of fares on its services and introducing a series of new routes.