Get involved! Have your say on transport plans for Leeds

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Have your say

A major consultation process was launched today asking people what they want from transport services in Leeds and the rest of West Yorkshire.

More than 70 drop-in sessions will take place across the county over the next three months as part of the wide-ranging Your Travel, Your Say consultation.

The process is being run by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) in partnership with district authorities and the First West Yorkshire, Arriva and Transdev bus operators.

And the results of the consultation will be taken fully into account during the production of new 20-year bus and transport strategies for the county.

WYCA managing director Ben Still said: “We have already worked with a range of partners to deliver improvements such as our MCard smartcard, real-time information and modern, low-emission buses and the past six months has seen the completion of new rail stations at Apperley Bridge and Kirkstall Forge, and opening of the new Leeds Station southern entrance.

“Now, through our Your Travel, Your Say public consultation, we want to know what our customers, our communities and our businesses want to see prioritised for West Yorkshire’s transport.”

A full list of drop-in venues and dates can be found at the www.yourtravelyoursay.co.uk website along with online questionnaires and other information.

Initial sessions in Leeds are being held at Leeds City Station from 3pm to 6pm tomorrow and Tingley’s Village Hotel from 10.30am to 1.30pm on Tuesday, August 2.

The consultation comes in the wake of the scrapping in May of the city’s long-delayed plans for a £250m trolleybus system.

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