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1 Bedford Borough Council - A new dawn for Bedford’s Buses? Chris Pettifer – Head of Transport Operations

2 To Answer Question Mitigating Factors – issues influence success Issues that give confidence What BABUS can do to help

3 Overview - Before I answer the – ‘New Dawn’ My Personal Opinions !! Questions & Comments

4 Overview - Before I answer the – ‘New Dawn’ – Mitigating Factors 1.Very Early Days - Organisation is still in infancy 2.Credit Crunch - Businesses - Public Authorities - Individuals 3.Local Government Funding 4.Driver Training Schemes - CPA

5 Bedford Borough Council - A new dawn for Bedford’s Buses? Yes – I’m confident it can be!! Chris Pettifer – Head of Transport Operations

6 Why am I confident of the ‘New Dawn!’ – The Factors 1.Good Starting Point - Strong Team - Town Services - Finance - Impetus of new organisation (smaller) 2.PERSONAL COMMITMENT OF MAYOR 3.Greater Co-ordination & links - Concessionary Fares - Parking - Transport Operations & Transport Planning (together)

7 Assistant Director Glenn Barcham Head of Highways Brian Hayward Head of Transportation Adrian Holloway Head of Transport Operations Chris Pettifer Owns the local highway network. Looks after it, keeps an eye on what others are doing to it, maintains and improves it. Includes various assets – e.g. street lights, structures, signs, traffic controls etc. Delivers capital and revenue schemes via Amey, CSD and others. General forward look and strategic transport issues External funding, Central and Regional Government relations Formal policy statements e.g. Safety, Accessibility Sustainable transport champion - policy and initiatives Lead on Major Projects Overall custodian of targets, trends etc. Bedford Borough Council Highways and Transport Group Structure Public Transport supported contracts, approx 8 million passengers p.a. Education - home to school transport, 400 contracts, approx 5000 pupils per day. Fleet - yellow buses, welfare vehicles, gritters etc. Road Safety - education, campaigns and training. Parking Services - off and on street, enforcement and administration.

8 Why am I confident of the ‘New Dawn!’ – The Factors 4. Joint Commitment - Bedford Borough Council - Operators - Local Area Agreement - Users (BABUS!!) ……..So what are we going to do

9 Moving Forward to The ‘New Dawn!’ 1.Agree a vision for Bedford Borough’s Network - 5 C’s – confidence, cost, convenience comfort & cleanliness - LTP Public Transport Delivery (smart card, real time) 2.Set and a Agree a Delivery Programme - Work in progress - Three core areas * Urban Town and Interlink * Rural Innovations * Third Sector contribution

10 Moving Forward to The ‘New Dawn!’ 3. Submit a Kickstart Bid - Best Town Services (Commercial Viability) - Sunday network till 18:00 and week day & Sat services 23:00 - Incremental Delivery - Bus infrastructure including RTPI roll out linked to this 4. Rural Review - Cluster Groups - Consultation - Innovation 5. Web Presence and overall availability

11 ……..& for BABUS 1.Support the KICKSTART bid 2.Work with BBC/Operators and be a critical friend 3.Build up Public Confidence

12 Thank you & any Questions


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