Demand they put public control on the agenda!
We're calling on the leaders of the West of England Combined Authority to put starting the formal process to bring buses into public control (bus franchising) at their meeting on March 17th.
The UK is the only place in Europe not to do bus franchising. The West of England is the only major UK city region NOT to be investigating bus franchising.
Franchising would put decisions about fares, routes, timetables, and standards back in your hands. For too long, buses have been in decline as private operators prioritise profits over people and planet.
We've heard that the leaders will meet before Friday the 10th to set the agenda. By filling the leaders' inboxes with emails demanding franchising is on the agenda, we'll make sure they have no choice but to discuss it next week.
Please email them now to ask that it's on the agenda!