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Bus travel top priority for South Yorkshire

The South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Authority (SYPTA) today published its business plan for 2007/2008, which aims to provide attractive alternatives to the car.
SYPTE director general Roy Wicks said: 'We want to encourage more people to use public transport and, in the long term, halt the decline of bus patronage.Schemes in South Yorkshire will include:- The A638 Quality Bus Corridor in Doncaster and two new Park & Ride sites in the town- Assessing feasibility of train access to Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport- Investigating improvement options to Rotherham Central Station- Reinstating additional train stops at Elsecar- Investigating Rapid Transit schemes between Sheffield and Rotherham- launching the Yorcard pilot scheme - a smartcard ticketing option similar to 'Oyster' in London, allowing passengers to load money onto a card.

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