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DfT lays out the ground rules for bus Advanced Partnership schemes

New guidance explains the workings of the Advanced Quality Partnership scheme powers of the Bus Services Act 2017.

Andrew Forster
02 February 2018
Councils can include facilities, such as bus lanes, or measures, such as car park policies, in an AQPS
Councils can include facilities, such as bus lanes, or measures, such as car park policies, in an AQPS

 

The Bus Services Act 2017 features three regulatory frameworks, each giving English local transport authorities outside London progressively more influence over the market: advanced quality partnerships, enhanced partnerships and franchising. Guidance on enhanced partnerships and franchising were published last November (LTT08 Dec 17), and the Department has now released guidance on the last of the three, advanced quality partnership schemes (AQPS). 

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