Bus Service Improvement Plan

We are currently preparing a Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP) in partnership with all local bus operators and neighbouring local authorities. This plan will identify key areas for improvement in the local bus network and will be a sub-strategy to the Reading Transport Strategy 2036. Further information will be provided on this page as this work is progressed.

In addition, as required by the National Bus Strategy 2021, we are working to establish Enhanced Partnership arrangements with all local bus operators. As required by legislation our commitment to establish these arrangements is set out below:

Notice of Intent to Prepare an Enhanced Partnership Plan and Schemes

At its meeting of the Strategic Environment, Planning and Transport Committee on 30th June 2021, Reading Borough Council gave approval to proceed with the development of an Enhanced Partnership. The commencement of this is confirmed through this notice of the intention to prepare an Enhanced Partnership Plan and accompanying Enhanced Partnership Schemes, as required and set out in section 138F of the Transport Act 2000.

Please note this commitment is subject to ratification by the Strategic Environment, Planning and Transport Committee on 30th June 2021. Further information will be provided on this page as this partnership work is progressed.