17 May 2021, Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP) guidance document has been published, part of the National Bus Strategy, by the Government.
BSIP submissions will need to set out a high-level vision and key interventions to deliver it, with the overarching aim will be to grow patronage.
The timetable for Local Transport Authorities to submit a BSIP :
- 30 June: Decide whether to pursue Enhanced Partnership (EP) or develop a franchising assessment
- 31 October: Publish a BSIP
- 31 March 2022: Have either an EP in place or be following the statutory process to develop a franchising assessment
Access to a share of the £3bn to be provided by the Government for buses required these deadlines to be met.
Read the full Government announcement on the £3 billion bus revolution
Download the Bus Back Better: national bus strategy for England