Leeds Quality Bus Contract Scheme
That this House welcomes the announcement by Metro (West Yorkshire Integrated Passenger Transport Authority) that a Quality Bus Contract scheme will be introduced, in a move supported by an overwhelming majority of local people asked, bringing responsibility for routes and fares back under the control of the local authority for the first time since the 1980s, under a scheme which is the first of its kind in the country, and bringing to West Yorkshire a quality integrated transport system similar to that enjoyed for many years now in London; congratulates Metro as well as those who have campaigned for this for many years including councillors, hon. Members, bus users and the Fairer Fares campaign; notes that this comes after 12 months of talks with the operators, three years after theinitial moves towards a Quality Bus Contract were welcomed by Early Day Motion 321 (2009-10) and after years of campaigning before that to achieve the legislation to permit Quality Bus Contracts; and further welcomes the fact that improvements envisaged include a simple and more reliable framework, as well as the introduction of an integrated ticketing system which will allow travel with different operators across the region.
This motion has been signed by a total of 9 MPs.
|Greg Mulholland||04/07/2012||Leeds North West||Liberal Democrat||Proposed|
|Graham Stringer||05/07/2012||Blackley and Broughton||Labour||Seconded|
|John Leech||05/07/2012||Manchester, Withington||Liberal Democrat||Seconded|
|Jeremy Corbyn||06/07/2012||Islington North||Labour||Seconded|
|Kelvin Hopkins||10/07/2012||Luton North||Labour||Seconded|
|Paul Flynn||11/07/2012||Newport West||Labour||Signed|
|George Galloway||11/07/2012||Bradford West||Respect||Signed|
|John Pugh||03/09/2012||Southport||Liberal Democrat||Signed|
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