Release date: 9 June 2022
#WestSussBus – the online engagement page about local buses – is now live and will be around for at least the next year. It’s been set up for you to tell us your experiences, comments and ideas about local buses, and to help decide where improvements are needed.
Anyone can post suggestions, ideas and comments on #WestSussBus. You can also celebrate what’s good about local buses and point out what doesn’t quite work.
One of our first areas of interest is to find out your top-five priorities for improving bus services in West Sussex.
#WestSussBus is more than a survey - there are opportunities for debates, being creative with your ideas and making videos to explain how things really are on the buses that you use. You can also send us your ‘bus journal’ - a diary-style contribution building up over time a more complete picture of your experiences as a bus passenger.
If you don’t currently travel by bus, you can still take part by letting us know what improvement to local services would encourage you to ride on the buses.
Most bus services in West Sussex are run commercially, without funding or control from the County Council. However, some routes receive a subsidy from the council to help them run. Later this year the County Council will form an ‘Enhanced Partnership’ with local bus companies which will see us working together much more closely to improve services.
Visit the West Sussex County Council ‘Your Voice Engagement Hub’ to take part in #WestSussBus - https://yourvoice.westsussex.gov.uk/westsussbus
You can also sign up to the #WestSussBus e-newsletter on the engagement hub and contact #WestSussBus with any questions or suggestions at firstname.lastname@example.org