Posted on Friday 29th June 2012
Local bus service providers in the Rhondda need your views.
To ensure that Rhondda bus users are getting what they want from their local bus services, a special Bus Users Surgery is being held to help shape the services available.
Bus users are being invited to the surgery so they can give their views on the services that are now being provided and suggest any improvements.
The special surgery is taking place on Thursday 26th July from 10am until 2pm in Ty Wesley House Day Centre, Ferndale.
The event, which has been jointly organised by Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and Bus Users UK Cymru will also give local residents an opportunity to meet the bus operators and raise any issues about their local bus services.
Councillor Andrew Morgan Cabinet Member for Frontline Services said, "This bus surgery is an important opportunity for residents to have their say on local bus services. Bus Users UK Cymru is an independent organisation that will take all comments in confidence from residents and report back to the bus operators and the Council. This provides an important snap shot of how people see their bus services and plays a part in shaping them to meet local needs.
“Residents may be surprised to learn that over 90% of services in the area are run commercially, though the Council works with the bus companies to subsidise a number of other socially necessary services.
“We are committed to meeting the needs of residents and will work to improve public transport wherever this is possible in this difficult financial climate. I would urge residents to make use of this surgery and have your say so that we can continue to work with and press bus operators to provide services residents need."
Residents are welcome to write to the Council’s Integrated Transport Unit at Sardis House, Pontypridd, CF37 1DU or e-mail TransportationServices@rctcbc.gov.uk