Tracy Brabin was elected Mayor on a pledge to bring West Yorkshire’s buses into public control but internal pressure means local politicians look set to set up a so-called partnership with private operators first. This leaves companies like First and Arriva in the driving seat.
Negotiating, establishing, and assessing a partnership will distract and delay our real goal - transformative change through public control.
On the 24th of June, the Combined Authority will vote on what to do next. Help put the pressure on our local leaders today to demand they go straight for public control, no ifs, no buts. We simply don't have time to waste on a partnership!