Fareham Labour Party has urged Fareham Borough Council to ‘grab the opportunity’ to make public transport better for local residents.
Reports have said that the contract to look after bus shelters in Fareham between the Council and Primesite will end in June 2016. The Council is to consider spending £451,000 over the next 12 years.
Labour’s spokesperson Richard Ryan said “This really is the time for the Council to grab with both hands the opportunity to make a big difference to public transport in Fareham. If the Council took over the bus shelters, they would be able to earn funds from advertising and use the income, not only to keep the shelters clean and tidy but to enhance the travel experience. One enhancement that should be introduced is digital information about bus times, current expected arrivals and news about hold-ups. This would give passengers ‘real-time information’ which is vital to encourage people from cars onto buses. These digital notices are already in our neighbouring cities we see no reason why passengers in Fareham cannot have the same services.”