Section 28 Ticketing arrangements
51.This section imposes a duty on authorities to determine what ticketing arrangements (as defined in subsection (5)) should be made available on local bus services in their area. This enables authorities to determine whether the provision of ticketing arrangements is necessary, and if so, to determine whether those arrangements are being made available. Before making such a determination, the authority must consult organisations representative of local bus users.
52.If it is considered that appropriate ticketing arrangements are not being made available the authority must seek to make arrangements with operators for the provision of such arrangements on a voluntary basis. If such voluntary arrangements cannot be made an authority may impose a ticketing scheme under section 29 of the Act. However it is for the operator to determine the way in which the ticketing transactions are carried out.