Intalink buses is proposed to see a vast improvement for bus passengers experiencing the services.

Hertfordshire County Council is consulting on plans to create an Intalink Enhanced Partnership, that would see bus companies and local authorities working closely together to improve the bus networks.

The new Enhanced Partnership will build on the work done by the existing Intalink Partnership – a collaboration between Hertfordshire County Council, bus and rail operators and local districts and councils.

Key proposals include giving buses priority on congested roads, prioritising bus and coach services in traffic, improving the image of bus travel, upgrading bus infrastructure and having a closely integrated bus network and making smarter use of data and information.

Derrick Ashley, cabinet member for growth, infrastructure, planning and the economy, said: “We need to make sure that bus travel is an attractive and practical option for people trying to get around our county, and the planned enhanced partnership will help us do that.

“Many people will still rely on their car for essential journeys but where there are alternatives, we want to encourage people to leave their cars behind.

“With 100,000 new homes expected in the county by 2031, we need to make sure we have the infrastructure, including an effective bus network, in place to help us cope with that growth.

“We want as many people as possible to have their say on these proposals, so please do visit the website and let us know what you think about our plans.”

The consultation page asks what regular commuters think is the most important factors of improvement for the partnership to focus on.

To share your thoughts about the proposals, send your feedback here, before November 10. Paper copies of the proposed partnership are also available in libraries across Hertfordshire.