25 Jan '13, 3pm

Bus and Coach News: Metro backing off quality contracts?: There are signs that Metro, the We... #bus #coach #diesel

There are signs that Metro, the West Yorkshire PTE, is backing away from its pursuit of quality contracts, as it acknowledges alternative proposals which have been put forward by the Association of Bus Operators in West Yorkshire. These include integrated ticketing, an agreed customer service charter, fewer service changes and greater investment in the bus network. “We are determined that the people of West Yorkshire should get a fair deal from local bus services and with these latest proposals, ABOWY has made a substantial step towards meeting that aim,” says Metro chairman James Lewis. “We need to look at them more closely and examine the ways in which we ensure its members are committed and tied into any partnership arrangement. “A key advantage of a partnership arrangement, as long as it met our aims and was binding, would be that we could start to introduce the measur...

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