Karin Smyth MP encourages constituents to have their say on Bristol bus services

Karin Smyth, MP for Bristol South, is encouraging constituents to get involved in the Labour Mayor for the West of England, Dan Norris’, bus consultation to improve bus services in and around Bristol.

In Bristol South, a public meeting is taking place on 3rd August at St. Augustine’s Church, 2 East Dundry Road, Whitchurch at 6:30pm. All are welcome to attend and contribute their views on how improvements can be made to create a bus service that meets the needs of local people.

Topics such as community transport, how to deploy limited numbers of bus drivers and how to encourage more people to use the bus will be discussed at the meeting.

You can also share your views on these issues and more by filling in the online survey, or print out and complete the paper survey. The survey closes on 31 August 2022.

Karin Smyth, MP for Bristol South, said:

“People in Bristol South want a reliable, affordable and safe bus service, but with the sector facing challenges such as a shortage of drivers and costs of running buses going through the roof, big conversations need to be had over how we can create a bus service which best meets the needs of local people.

“Dan Norris, West of England Mayor, is running a consultation asking what local people want to see from a bus service. For example, where should bus routes run? What do you think is a reasonable fare? Do you view frequency or reliability as more important? We want your views!

“I’d encourage constituents to take part in the survey, and attend the meeting on 3rd August to help shape future bus services and ensure we get the best service possible for Bristol South.”