Targets For Better Bus Service

June 2002
Logistics & Transport Focus;Jun2002, Vol. 4 Issue 5, p4
Trade Publication
This article reports that Great Britain's minister of transport John Spellar, has announced a series of performance targets to improve services for bus users. These targets have been agreed with the Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT), which represents the majority of bus operators in the country. The targets will underpin the government's overall target to increase bus patronage nationally by ten percent, which was set out in the ten-year plan for transport. The existing reliability indicator for services in England of mileage lost for reasons within the operator's control will be retained. The CPT has committed its members to a target which aims to achieve and maintain an average fleet age of eight years, or less, for their vehicles which are mainly used for local bus services. A new indicator will be introduced to track the proportion of full size bus fleet that is fully accessible, A new target, under which operators in England will seek to achieve yearly improvement in information at bus stops, will be introduced.


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