Kent Bus Service Improvement Plan

In March 2021, the government published a new National Bus Strategy which sets out a framework for recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic and a vision for future bus service improvements across the UK.

The strategy places a requirement on all Local Transport Authorities and Bus Operators to create a Bus Service Improvement Plan, which will act as the vision for how we are going to try to improve bus services in Kent in the next few years. This will then be used to help create Enhanced Partnership Schemes (EPS) with bus operators, which will set the standards for all bus services running in the county.

Our first version of the Improvement Plan has been published and is available to view from the Documents section on this webpage.

We are now waiting for confirmation from government on the funding allocation Kent will receive. Once confirmed this will enable us to produce a further version of our Improvement Plan and embed its contents within our EPS. We will consult on this next phase when we know the funding we have been allocated.

In March 2021, the government published a new National Bus Strategy which sets out a framework for recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic and a vision for future bus service improvements across the UK.

The strategy places a requirement on all Local Transport Authorities and Bus Operators to create a Bus Service Improvement Plan, which will act as the vision for how we are going to try to improve bus services in Kent in the next few years. This will then be used to help create Enhanced Partnership Schemes (EPS) with bus operators, which will set the standards for all bus services running in the county.

Our first version of the Improvement Plan has been published and is available to view from the Documents section on this webpage.

We are now waiting for confirmation from government on the funding allocation Kent will receive. Once confirmed this will enable us to produce a further version of our Improvement Plan and embed its contents within our EPS. We will consult on this next phase when we know the funding we have been allocated.