Enhanced partnership - improving bus services across the region

We have launched an enhanced partnership with the West of England Combined Authority to improve bus services across the region.

The West of England Enhanced Partnership centres around a legally binding agreement with bus operators in the region to provide:

  • better ticketing and passenger information
  • lower fares
  • investment in bus priority measures
  • new and improved services

The region has secured £105.5m from the Government by creating an enhanced partnership. This will allow us to improve bus services across the area and improve key bus corridors in North Somerset, on top of the £48m we've already secured to improve bus travel in the region.

The funding means we, along with the West of England Combined Authority, will:

  • make changes to help buses get through traffic, so they run more reliably
  • improve the frequency of buses on well-used routes
  • develop demand responsive transport to meet the needs of more rural communities


Meetings for the board and advisory panels are arranged for the following dates: 

EP Advisory panel

  • 25 May 2023
  • 1 August 2023
  • 5 December 2023

EP Board

  • 27 June 2023
  • 7 September 2023
  • 23 January 2024

To view the agendas for each meeting, and to find out more about the EP Advisory Panel and EP Board, please see the West of England Combined Authority website. 

Contact us

Should you have questions, please get in touch via email with either

  • your stakeholder group representative on the EP Advisory Panel
  • your LTAs

Please cite “Enhanced Partnership” in the subject line.