23 September 2015
South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) is reminding passengers to have their say on the county’s public transport services.
People can give their opinion on how concessionary travel, supported bus services and travel information could be provided in the future online at sypte.co.uk/haveyoursay until 4 October, or via a paper copy available at customer service desks at Interchanges.
‘Have Your Say’ representatives will also be at roadshows at:
Doncaster Interchange on 25 September 2015 at 8am – 11.30am
Meadowhall Interchange on 29 September 2015 at 3pm – 5.30pm
Dinnington Mini Interchange on 1 October 2015 at 8am – 10.30am
Hillsborough Mini Interchange on 2 October 2015 at 8am – 10.30am
By giving the community of South Yorkshire the chance to offer their views on public transport services, SYPTE can make sure that the organisation is spending money in the correct places and that any changes that may need to be made are right for customers. The findings of the consultation will inform SYPTE’s policy setting and budget decision making for 2016/17.
Over the last 5 years, savings made by the SYPTE have seen the workforce reduced by 48% and the budget cut by 35%.
For more information visit sypte.co.uk/haveyoursay
For more information contact SYPTE Communications Team on 0114 221 1443 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTES TO EDITORS
SYPTE conducted a ‘Have Your Say’ consultation in Autumn 2014 to seek people’s views on the journeys they take on public transport, what tickets they buy and how they buy them, and how they like their public transport information to be delivered. The results of this consultation informed the budget setting process for the financial year 2015/16.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT IN SOUTH YORKSHIRE
SYPTE implements the decisions of Sheffield City Region Combined Authority (SCRCA) Transport Committee, which is made up of nominated elected members from the local authorities of Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham, Sheffield, North East Derbyshire, Derbyshire Dales, Bolsover, Bassetlaw and Chesterfield. For more information visit southyorks.gov.uk. However, the Have Your Say consultation only focuses on the services provided within South Yorkshire.
SCRCA Transport Committee and SYPTE are members of the Travel South Yorkshire partnership. The aim of the partnership is to bring public transport together, encourage more people to use it, make it easier to understand and deliver new, innovative public transport products and services. All the transport operators in the county are also members of the Travel South Yorkshire partnership. For more information visit travelsouthyorkshire.com• South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) is the driving force behind the development of public transport networks in South Yorkshire.