An Arup-AECOM consortium has been appointed to update the UK Government’s guidance to local authorities on delivering bus priority across England.
The work will be a key part of the Department for Transport’s Bus Back Better: National Bus Strategy, which involves increasing bus priority schemes to help make services faster, more reliable, more attractive to passengers and cheaper to run.
The new guidance will assist local authorities in the planning, design and delivery of bus priority measures. In developing the guidance, there will be engagement with local authorities as well as other agencies to understand key requirements and best practice, while taking on board the latest technological advances to enable better bus services for communities across England.
Arup Project Director Stephen Bennett said: “Arup’s collaboration with the DfT and AECOM in delivering this updated guidance document – which will provide the latest advice on traffic management to assist the movement of buses – is an important step in improving services for passengers, as part of the government’s Bus Back Better strategy."