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Bus Service Improvement Plan

Plan to deliver better bus services in our area

In March 2021 the Department for Transport published a new long-term national strategy for buses in England titled Bus Back Better.  This asks local authorities and bus operators to work in partnership to develop ambitious Bus Service Improvement Plans to deliver better bus service in their area. 

To support the delivery of better bus services, the Department for Transport has made available £3 billion.  Each local authority that submits a Bus Service Improvement Plan is to be awarded a share, the amount allocated based on an assessment of each area’s plan.

Oxfordshire County Council submitted our Oxfordshire Bus Service Improvement Plan (pdf format, 3Mb) in October 2022, ahead of its planned Enhanced Partnership for Buses which is anticipated in January 2023.