Integrated passenger transport strategy
The Nottinghamshire Local Transport Plan (LTP) sets out our overarching transport strategy for Nottinghamshire and is supported by a number of more detailed strategies detailing how the LTP will be delivered.
One of these strategies is the Integrated Passenger Transport Strategy [PDF] for Nottinghamshire which details how we will work with operators, stakeholders and the public to deliver improvements to all forms of passenger transport (including bus, coach, rail, taxi and tram) in Nottinghamshire.
The strategy sets out clear strategies for its future passenger transport priorities that will help deliver local and national transport objectives as well as wider corporate objectives, particularly those relating to improving access to jobs (and other essential services), and reducing the impacts of congestion on the economy.
In addition to identifying the existing passenger transport conditions (and likely future challenges) the draft strategy sets out how we will work with partners to deliver a passenger transport system that:
- has good local, regional and national network coverage; operating periods and service frequency that meet users' needs; and fully accessible vehicles and waiting facilities
- is affordable so that costs are competitive with the use of the private car and don't stop people from using the available services; with good use of ticketing options, concessionary fares, smartcard technology and integrated ticketing
- is understood by everyone and easy to use so that people know about services and how to use them by providing clear information in a variety of media; and in partnership with operators, through effective marketing of passenger transport
- is high quality to make it attractive to users by providing reliable, punctual services that don't take too long and don't require too many changes; as well as high quality infrastructure that is fully accessible, modern, clean (both in appearance and emissions), quiet, safe, informative; and high quality customer service provision by drivers and other staff.
The improvements detailed within the strategy have been developed taking into consideration a number of factors including:
- evidence of need in the county gathered through a variety of means (eg information from operations, the public, neighbouring authorities, as well as that collected by us)
- the results of surveys undertaken (eg as part of the development of the LTP, the annual National Highways and Transport Survey, as well as other consultation exercises)
- national, regional and local best practice
- neighbouring transport authorities' passenger transport strategies to help ensure a consistent service across administrative boundaries for customers
- consultation undertaken as part of the strategy development.
It is intended that the strategy will be supported by a number of operational documents that will expand on the implementation of the strategy:
- Nottinghamshire Integrated Passenger Transport Strategy
- Strategic Passenger Transport Framework [PDF]
- Individual implementation plans on integrated ticketing [PDF]