SYPTE works closely with local Transport User Groups across South Yorkshire. These groups, made up of local people with a keen interest in public transport, provide independent scrutiny of our region’s transport policies and priorities and champion the interests of passengers.
An independent group meets quarterly in each district – Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield. These groups are then represented at the South Yorkshire Transport User Group which meets four times a year at SYPTE’s Head Office in Sheffield. Operators and representatives from SYPTE regularly attend these meetings.
In 2017, SYPTE established a South Yorkshire Youth User Group to gather the views, and learn from the experiences, of the next generation of public transport users. This group of young people, drawn from Youth Councils and Cabinets across the four districts, gives feedback on our plans and projects and act as ambassadors for public transport in the region. This group meets three times a year in school holidays.
Transport4All was established by Sheffield City Council. This pan-disability user group champions the interests of all disabled people focusing on access to public transport in Sheffield. The group meets quarterly to discuss issues around equal access to public transport for all with the council, SYPTE and operators.
We’re always looking for new people to help us to shape a public transport network which meets the needs of our region. If you are interested in attending your local Transport User Group, please contact the Corporate Communications and Engagement Team at communications@SouthYorkshire-CA.gov.uk or call 0114 221 1491.
Minutes from the South Yorkshire Transport User Group from April 2018 onwards are available below; details of meetings prior to this are available on request.