The Leeds Core Bus Network, part of the long term Connecting Leeds Transport Strategy, is being led by West Yorkshire Combined Authority following a year of engagement and proposals that resulted in "overwhelming " support for new colour-coded bus lines and maps to help passenger navigation.
Funding has been secured from Government as part of an overall allocation of £173.5m from the Department for Transport, with local contributions topping this investment for transport improvements in Leeds up to £183.4m.
With match funding from local bus operating companies' investment in their fleet and other contributions, this increases the overall funding package to £270m.
Here's what you had to say about it...
Andy Phillott: "They need a night bus service in Leeds, every other big city has one."
Alan Weldon: "We need extra buses to the outer suburbs. One an hour to Leeds is neither use nor ornament."
Steven Mcquade: "Seemingly endless sums of taxpayer’s hard earned money being poured down the drain again in Leeds."
Brian Craig Hartley: "Public transport needs to be much more affordable."
Cliff Owen: "Another shambles. They’ve changed the bus stop on our road and got the name of the road wrong!"
Peter Smith: "No matter what “revamp” is in the pipeline, we will continue with the daily updates of congestion across Leeds."
George R Carman: "What again?! More money wasted, same buses, same routes, just a different number on the front!"
Aidan Hirst: "Cheaper fares is what’s needed if the council / bus companies want us to use their transport."
Simon Firth: "I know of two newish bus stops which don’t even have paper timetables, never mind the electronic ones."
Ben Magnay: "What Leeds wants is our roads digging up and the reliable trams bringing back and not tarmac over them."
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