Bus Strategy Consultation

Closed 6 Jun 2018

Opened 12 Apr 2018

Feedback updated 20 Sep 2018

We asked

We asked for your feedback on the proposed objectives and priorities for the council’s new Bus Strategy and whether you thought there was anything else we should include.

You said

There were 1,302 responses to the consultation, with over 80% agreement for each of the proposed objectives and an average of 87% agreement overall.

The following priorities were ranked as being the most important to you:

  1. Prioritise investment in good accessible bus infrastructure for bus users
  2. Give buses priority over other travel modes when congestion occurs
  3. Work with all tiers of Local Government in seeking funding for prioritised local bus and community transport services

Many of you also provided additional comments and feedback as to what else you would like to see included in the Bus Strategy.

You can see a summary of the results and findings here.

We did

Your comments and feedback are currently being considered and taken into account for the new West Sussex Bus Strategy for 2018-2026, which will be published soon.

Results updated 20 Sep 2018



The County Council is developing a new Bus Strategy which will explore ways in which we can work with bus companies and other partners to help sustain and improve bus services.

Opportunities are also being explored to see how we can align our approach to local bus services with the West Sussex Plan which sets out how we will shape our services for the next five years.

Most bus services in West Sussex are operated on a fully commercial basis by bus companies with no financial support from the County Council. However some bus routes would not be viable without local authority funding. Currently about 15% of bus services in West Sussex receive a subsidy to help them run.

You can find out more about how we currently support local bus services and the proposals for the new Bus Strategy in the document below:

West Sussex Bus Strategy Consultation - overview and proposals


Why we are consulting

We would like to know your views on the proposed objectives and priorities for the new Bus Strategy.

This will inform our approach to and investment in bus services and community transport between 2018 and 2026.

Please go to our online consultation in the box below.

EASY READ versions of the consultation document and questionnaire are also available below - please either print the questionnaire and send to the address on the form, or email the web accessible version to buses@westsussex.gov.uk

Other alternative formats are available on request.


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