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The bus operating companies would then run services under
contract to Metro.
Metro's proposed Bus Quality Contract Scheme will form part of
our work with the district councils on the 15-year Local Transport Plan; you can find more information on the Plan and
its proposals on its own web site.
The Integrated Transport Authority
approval of Metro's plans in June 2012 (pdf, opens in new
window), was the first formal step in introducing a Bus Quality
Contract Scheme is for Metro to publish a 'Public Interest
Statement'. This is a public document that will set out more
details about Metro's proposals and must show how a Bus Quality
Contract Scheme would be in the interest of the public in West
Between June and September 2012, Metro will consult with
industry partners and stakeholders to produce the Public Interest
Statement. If the Statement makes the case for a Quality Contract
Scheme, then Metro will 'give notice' of its intentions to the
Department for Transport and the Senior Traffic Commissioner, who
will form a Quality Contracts Scheme Board in October
A formal consultation on the plans will then take place between
November 2012 and January/February 2013. Once
those responses have been analysed and taken into account, the
final Scheme will be submitted to the QCS Board in April 2013, with
their decision due by June 2013. Subject to the
decision by the QCS Board - and any legal objections by the bus
operating companies - the procurement process could start later in
2013, with contracts awarded during 2014.
Use the links on this page to find out more information about
the development of the Quality Bus Contract Scheme for West
You can contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or in writing: Bus
Development Team, Metro, Wellington House, 40-50 Wellington Street,
Leeds, LS1 2DE