PROPOSALS to provide a better quality and value bus service will be considered by transport authority Metro.
The Association of Bus Operators in West Yorkshire (ABOWY), which represents bus companies, has come up with a number of ideas to improve the bus network.
Among the proposals is the suggestion of an entire low-floor bus fleet, CCTV on all vehicles to boost safety and GPS fitted to all buses to give passengers real-time information about punctuality.
The environment also features highly, with the ABOWY suggesting minimum vehicle emission standards should be adhered to with eco-manager devices fitted to encourage fuel-efficient driving.
Ticket prices have also been considered, with a range of Metrocard ‘multi-journey, multi-operator, multi-mode’ tickets proposed.
The Association also want network and service changes to be limited to once a year.
ABOWY represents a range of bus operators including First, Arriva, Centrebus and Stagecoach.
They say that 80% of buses in West Yorkshire will have Smartcard enabled Enhanced Traffic Management systems fitted within the next 18 months.