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  • Improving Transport

    Transport Strategy

    West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) is developing a Transport Strategy for West Yorkshire. This will be a twenty year vision for developing a modern, high class, integrated transport system that supports the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership’s Strategic Economic Plan for sustained and healthy economic growth - especially for jobs and housing. 
    Transport Strategy and public consultation

    Bus Strategy

     WYCA is currently working on a Bus Strategy which will set out what we want West Yorkshire’s bus system to achieve from 2016-2036. The Bus Strategy is a key element of the West Yorkshire Transport Strategy.
    Bus Strategy and public consultation 

    Bus 18 initiative

    Brought together by West Yorkshire Combined Authority, Bus 18 sees the county’s major bus operators Arriva Yorkshire, First West Yorkshire and Transdev, and the Association of Bus Operators in West Yorkshire (ABOWY) working together to improve bus services and encourage more people to use them.
    Bus 18 plan

    West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund

    In July 2014, the Government announced that WYCA has, uniquely, secured funding to establish a £1bn West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund.The fund will be targeted at reducing congestion, improving the flow of freight and making it easier for people to commute to and from expected major growth areas. 

    National Productivity Investment Fund

    In January, West Yorkshire Combined Authority was informed by the Department for Transport that West Yorkshire had been allocated £6.925m of funding from the National Productivity Investment Fund. West Yorkshire partners will use funds allocated to deliver a range of schemes across West Yorkshire.

     

    Download the draft National Productivity Investment Fund document (opens in new window) 

    Transport brand - Metro

    The West Yorkshire Combined Authority works to develop better transport networks for tomorrow, provide day-to-day services, such as bus stations and travel centres under the Metro brand name. It also runs the MetroLine call centre, the Metro websites and the yournextbus real-time service.

    The Combined Authority also works with the region’s bus and train operators to bring about improved services and better value for money on behalf of local people. This includes subsidising local bus and train services and funding concessionary fares for young people, disabled and blind people and seniors.

     


     

    Links

    Metro (opens new window) for bus and rail travel information in West Yorkshire, including:

     Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership website (new window)