Among measures highlighted by the Bus Minister Andrew Jones MP, in the government’s forthcoming Buses Bill is a proposal that all operators will be required to publish open data about local bus services.

This should allow app makers to develop products that passengers can use to plan journeys, and as a result, according to the minister, “give people the confidence to leave the car at home and take the bus instead”.

Other parts of the bill, that the government hopes will become law by early next year, aim to give more powers for councils to run their own bus services and for Oyster-style ticketing to introduced across the country.

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