Decision details

Bus Strategy 2018-2026 and Financial Changes to the Non-Commercial Bus Network HI23(18/19)

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Highways and Infrastructure

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Cabinet Member established an Executive Task and Finish Group (TFG) in November 2017 to consider:


·         the county-wide passenger transport strategy relating to buses

·         the criteria by which the County Council intervenes in the bus market

·         the application of the revised policy to the County Council’s current level of investment into the bus market; and

·         a review of how funding is spent across the county to allow residents to have equitable access      


The TFG met in November 2018 and the Environment, Communities and Fire Select Committee met on 6 December 2018 and made recommendations to the Cabinet Member for consideration.



  The Cabinet Member for Highway and Infrastructure has approved:


1)       The content and adoption of the West Sussex Bus Strategy 2018 to 2026, as set out in Appendix A

2)       The funding of the non-commercial bus network is reduced by £300,564 from 2019/20 as set out in Appendix D (which is exempt from publication). Officers are instructed to continue to work with bus operators and local communities to mitigate the impacts of this reduction where possible

3)       The establishment of an Executive Task and Finish Group to consider additional or enhanced community based transport offers.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Publication date: 19/12/2018

Date of decision: 19/12/2018

Effective from: 03/01/2019

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