LOCAL transport leaders are reminding residents and businesses in the region to share their views on future plans for Supertram in a public consultation running until 30 October 2016.
Over 1,000 responses have been received by South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) so far. Feedback will be used to help shape a long-term investment strategy for the system, and allow services to operate for another 30 years.
Those that have not yet taken part are being urged to have their say on the Future of Supertram, how the network could be developed or improved, and how services could fit with other transport, by completing a short survey online at travelsouthyorkshire.com/tramfuture or from an Interchange Customer Service desk.
SYPTE Executive Director, Stephen Edwards, said: “Thank you to those that have taken the time to have their say on the Future of Supertram. We are grateful for the encouraging response, with over 1,000 surveys received to date. We’re keen for as many residents and businesses across Sheffield City Region as possible to complete the consultation before it closes. These important views will help to shape our investment strategy to make sure the system is fit for purpose and prepare the network for its next chapter.”
Martin McKervey, Sheffield City Region LEP lead board business member for transport and partner at Nabarro LLP, said: “Supertram plays a key role in the delivery of the Sheffield City Region Strategic Economic Plan, attracting businesses into our city region and visitors and workers into our city centre to maximise productivity and economic growth.
“We are pleased that so many residents and businesses have taken part in the consultation so far, to tell us what they want from future Supertram services. We would encourage everyone to have their say before 30 October 2016, to help inform our business case for the investment needed to build on Supertram’s success, as well providing a starting point for a Sheffield City Region Mass Transit Strategy that will maximise the benefits of other transport systems, such as HS2.”