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The first meeting of a new bus users’ panel designed to give people a bigger say in public transport issues has been hailed a success.
Deputy City Mayor Cllr Rory Palmer chaired the first meeting of the panel on Wednesday afternoon, following Leicester’s Local Transport Day conference, which saw about 100 delegates from groups across the city gather to discuss travel and transport in the city.
The bus users’ panel includes representatives of local wards, campaign groups, housing associations and the Older People’s Forum.
Issues which were discussed included ticketing, night-time and weekend bus services, and bus information.
The bus users’ panel was one of City Mayor Peter Soulsby’s 100 key pledges for improving the city, by giving a wide range of different people a voice in helping the council to hold bus companies to account over issues such as decision making, improvements to infrastructure, standards, information, ticketing and publicising bus services.
Deputy City Mayor Cllr Rory Palmer said: “This first meeting included some very good discussions on some of the big issues affecting public transport in the city.
“It was great to bring together representatives from bus companies, residents, businesses and other people with an interest in public transport issues, and I look forward to future meetings of the panel continuing this work.”
More information on the panel is available at: