"We have recently obtained funds to promote cycling in the city and we are working closely with the public transport authority Centro and have formulated a statutory bus quality partnership
'If it is going to be cancelled as a bus lane, we can't move forward on a Bus Quality Partnership
agreement with Travel West Midlands.'
The new card is being launched by Stockton Bus Quality Partnership
after suggestions by the Salter's Lane residents' group.
Bosses say the launch is a sign of the firm's commitment to the Bus Quality Partnership
with Warwickshire County Council.
The city council, Centro and we had worked together to produce what was to be the UK's first Statutory Bus Quality Partnership
for the Tyburn Road.
"We are doing this because our young residents, especially from our priority neighbourhoods, asked if we could work with bus companies to make travel cheaper - and our Bus Quality Partnership
has done just that."
The new services are being funded through a pounds 730,000 grant from the Government's Urban Bus Challenge scheme, which was secured by the Stockton Bus Quality Partnership
along with partners Stagecoach, Hartlepool Council and North Tees NHS Trust.
"We are hoping to develop for the freight industry the same spirit of co-operation and innovation we are achieving with local bus operators through our Bus Quality Partnership
Stockton Bus Quality Partnership
- a partnership between bus companies, the police, council and trade unions to make buses safer - began fitting the cameras in March.
Introduce a national programme for travel planning, by 2011 Work to increase the take-up of bus Quality Partnerships
and Quality Contracts, to enhance the quality, reliability, punctuality and safety of local bus service provision, by 2014.
The idea of bus quality partnerships
is to encourage operators to provide services in line with local requests and in return councils will provide support, including more bus lanes.
To develop an integrated transport policy best suited to a country's needs certain key functions have to be in place, such as: a national rail network; a national road network; bus policy (regulation); regional public transport policies; local roads; land use planning; bus quality partnerships
; traffic management.