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future of West Yorkshire transport

10 August 2017


Held quarterly, District Consultation Sub-Committee meetings bring together local councillors, members of the public and representatives from local transport operators to discuss and consult on local transport issues.

Their aim is to provide updates on local transport issues and developments, enable members to highlight public transport concerns with transport operators and provide an opportunity to consult on local transport policies and proposals.

No specialist transport knowledge is needed, but the Combined Authority would like to recruit people who have experience of public transport, cycling and walking in West Yorkshire. Members representing wider interest groups such as walking, cycling, people with disabilities, young people, BME communities, public transport users and other community forums are also being encouraged to apply.

Anyone interested in applying can download our:

or email the Combined Authority's Governance Services team or call them on 0113 251 7216.

Application forms need to be returned no later than Friday 8 September 2017.

Around 3.6 million journeys are made on West Yorkshire’s public transport network every week and the Combined Authority is the county’s Transport Authority. It provides services such as bus stations, travel centres under the Metro brand name, this website , the MetroLine call centre, the @MetroTravelNews Twitter feed (new tab) and the yournextbus real-time service.

This year, the Combined Authority is investing over £155m in schemes to improve local transport networks in ways that will support economic growth, investment and job creation and make possible the building of much-needed affordable housing. It is also spending around £19m supporting bus journeys that otherwise would not run and coordinating home-to-school travel for over 40,000 school pupils.

Many of these issues will be discussed at District Consultation Sub-Committees, which will meet at 5pm on a weekday four times a year. Membership is voluntary, but reasonable expenses involved in travelling to the meetings, which take place in their respective districts, will be paid.

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