The county council uses taxpayers’ money to support approximately 11% of the 35.6 million bus passenger journeys made each year in Hertfordshire.
In 2014 the county council asked for your views on proposals to reduce evening and Sunday services.
Following careful consideration of the feedback the county council received they have made some changes to the proposals which they would like your views on.
These new proposals would affect only 2% of all the passenger journeys running in Hertfordshire but would save more money.
What the county council are proposing?
• Withdraw funding from contracted services which operate after 7:30pm
• Withdraw funding from these services on Sundays, except for routes which go directly to hospitals which would run until 7.30pm
• Modify our existing Value for Money Criteria to help determine which routes and services will receive funding, taking into account a range of factors including cost per passenger journey and need.
• Amend the overall Bus Strategy to reflect any changes in the way we fund bus services.
Why are we doing this?
Hertfordshire County Council is facing severe pressures on its budget.
Between 2010 and 2014 the county council had to reduce its budget by approximately £150m. We must take out a similar amount over the next four years.
These new proposals would save approximately £1.471m from the current bus budget.
How can I have my say?
You can let the county council know your views by completing the online form on their website www.hertsdirect.org/busconsult
If you don’t have internet access you can visit your local library where free access is available.
For a paper copy email email@example.com or phone 0300 123 4036.
Please respond by midnight on 10 April 2015