His recommended solution centres on:

  • significantly more bus priority
  • Park and Ride (P&R) infrastructure at key locations, including those hubs identified in “Our Valleys, Our Future”
  • “Mini” P&R at bus stops with high commuter demand (e.g. Taff’s Well, Rossett and Fabian Way)
  • improved waiting facilities at bus stops
  • easy physical interchange
  • enhanced quality standards across the bus fleet throughout Wales
  • effective marketing of the bus as a realistic alternative to cars
  • better information at bus stops
  • more early morning and late evening and/or Sunday services to meet more commuters’ requirements and to generally improve the visibility of buses
  • the co-ordination necessary presents an opportunity to Transport for Wales (TfW) to bring buses and trains together into an integrated public transport network