2000 Transport Act - Quality Partnerships
Quality Partnership Schemes are agreements between the council and local bus operators to improve the quality of services and facilities within the scheme area.
They may be between one council and a bus company or more than one of either.
Typically the council will undertake to provide bus priority measures, new bus stops and/or real time information systems.
In return bus operators provide new vehicles with improved levels of accessibility and environmental performance and/or enhanced driver training. They may also provide an enhanced level of service.
There are two types of partnership:
- Voluntary Quality Bus Partnership
- Statutory Quality Bus Partnership.
They key difference is that Statutory Quality Bus Partnerships are backed up by a legally-enforceable agreement.
Statutory Quality Bus Partnership Schemes
There are currently two Statutory Quality Bus Partnership Schemes in Nottinghamshire.
Mansfield Statutory Quality Partnership
The scheme came into effect on 5 May 2013.
Find out more about the Mansfield Statutory Quality Partnership [PDF]
Beeston Statutory Quality Partnership
The Scheme came into effect on 1 July 2015.
Find out more about the Beeston Statutory Quality Partnership [PDF]
Voluntary Quality Bus Partnership Scheme
Worksop Voluntary Quality Bus Partnership Agreement
In October 2015 the council signed a Voluntary Quality Partnership Agreement with Stagecoach East Midlands. This covers bus services in Worksop.
In light of the Bus Services Act 2017 we are reviewing out Quality Partnership arrangements.
Nottingham City Council also operates a Statutory Quality Partnership scheme for the City Centre.
- 21 May 2015: Transport & Highways Committee Report [PDF]
- 9 January 2014: Transport & Highways Committee Report [PDF]
- 6 February 2013: Transport & Highways Committee Report [PDF]
- Nottingham City Centre Statutory Quality Partnership Scheme (SQPS)
If you require any further information, please contact Nottinghamshire Transport and Travel Services:
Transport and Travel Services
Nottinghamshire County Council