There’s still time to win better buses for South Yorkshire!
On Monday the 7th of June, the leaders of Sheffield City Region voted to establish a partnership with South Yorkshire’s private bus companies, propping up their power, with only vague plans to look into public control in the future.
Partnerships leave the likes of Stagecoach and First in the driving seat, letting them dictate the prices, routes, and standards of our buses. Put simply, a partnership can’t deliver the radical change we urgently need: cheaper fares for all, expanded routes, and reliable services.
Dan Jarvis claims the partnership is just an “interim arrangement.” Then he needs to prove it to us! Ask the Mayor to commit to the official public control process NOW, so we can leave the partnership behind ASAP.