A petition has been launched urging Bristol council and WECA to break the monopoly of First Bus and implement a bus franchising scheme.
“The Bus Services Act 2017 devolved powers to regional mayors to establish bus franchising schemes. Under such a scheme, the authority can decide the routes and timetables that the city needs, then the bus companies have to bid to run them. This is already how things work in London and would allow us to take back control of our public transport for the good of the whole city.”
TRESA supports improvements to public transport and franchise schemes helps to break the strangle hold of First group. We encourage people to have a read and consider signing.