Views are sought on local transport

Nexus is carrying out a consultation on local transport.
Nexus is carrying out a consultation on local transport.
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Residents are being asked for their views on local transport services.

Nexus is leading an eight-week consultation covering a range of services including maintaining bus shelters and timetables, buses for schools, work and local communities, child fares and specialist services for older and disabled people.

The consultation will allow Nexus, as a public body, to bring forwards recommendations for future services as it seeks to reduce spending from 2017 onwards.

Tobyn Hughes, managing director of Nexus, said: “Nexus is a public body committed to providing the best we can with the funds available.

“From 2017 and in the years that follow we will have less to spend on local services in Tyne and Wear that we provide using funding from local councils.

“We want to understand how people access public transport and what is important to them and their families.”

A guide to services can be found online at www.nexus.org.uk/consultation with a link to survey asking people to consider their importance.

Copies of the guide and questionnaire have also been circulated to libraries in Tyne and Wear and are available at Nexus Travelshops.

Anyone who has difficulty obtaining a copy in the right format for them can also contact Nexus directly on (0191) 202 0747.

Nexus will use the feedback from consultees to help it prepare specific proposals for future services in the autumn when there will be further consultation, and when recommendations will be put before members of the North East Combined Authority as part of the process to set a budget for 2017-18.