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Bus Services Bill completes passage through Parliament

BUSES

Andrew Forster
31 March 2017
One former transport minister lamented the Bill’s “partial roll-back” of Thatcher-era legislation
One former transport minister lamented the Bill’s “partial roll-back” of Thatcher-era legislation

 

Major legislative reforms to bus service delivery in England outside London will be passed into law within the coming days when the Bus Services Act receives Royal Assent. 

The Bus Services Bill received its third reading in the House of Commons last week, the final stage in its Parliamentary process before becoming an Act. 

The Bill introduces a range of new powers, including allowing mayoral combined authorities to introduce bus franchising. Other types of authority will have to...

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