Section 31 Making of a ticketing scheme
55.This section enables authorities to make a ticketing scheme if they have complied with the consultation requirements in section 30. The scheme may be made as proposed or with modifications, and shall specify the date it comes into force (not less than 3 months after it is made). There are additional requirements as to publicity and the giving of notice (not later than 14 days after a scheme is made) when a decision is taken to make a scheme. Authorities must give notice of the proposed schemes in at least one local newspaper circulating in the area, and specify the date on which the scheme will come into effect and identify the classes of local services affected by it. The traffic commissioner and bus operators must also be notified separately. The Scottish Ministers may prescribe by regulations what other manner of notice should be given, or any other persons to be notified.