Cuts to Local Bus Services

January 2000
Logistics & Transport Focus;Jan/Feb2000, Vol. 2 Issue 1, p16
Trade Publication
High tender prices for contracts for local bus services and the withdrawal of many commercial bus journeys could thwart British authorities' efforts to improve bus services to tempt people out of their cars and onto public transport. The annual meeting of the Association of Transport Co-ordinating Officers heard that tender prices for local bus services have risen by 17% from 1998. Over 28% of authorities report that a greater number of services have been withdrawn in the year ending September 30, 1999 than in the year before. The picture for school contract prices showed an average 12% increase being recorded for new contracts.


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