|Campaigning last autumn for improvements to the 82 bus|
Alan Barrett of First Bus attended Dodington Parish Council on Wednesday to give councillors and parishioners an update on the problems affecting the 82.
He said that at the end of April they would be transferring responsibility for running the 82 service to the team that currently runs the more reliable 46 and 47 Yate to Bristol services. It is hoped this will improve reliability.
We have also been calling for the 82 to continue to Chipping Sodbury and beyond, as it did before the cuts last September. He said that once they have resolved the reliability issues they would look again at this - and he promised to come back to the Parish Council to get their feedback on any proposals before making the final decision.
Several times he mentioned the representations we'd made at the Public Transport Forum meetings in October, when Claire Young presented a petition, and in January. Thank you again to all who signed the petition, you really helped to make an impact.