18 Feb '15, 6pm

Buses and politics

Buses and politics

Voters are being turned against bus operators in a politician’s bid to seize control. Paul Lynch, Managing Director of Stagecoach Yorkshire, says it all for the bus industry when he outlines the reality of Yorkshire’s partnership approach to bus services vs. London-style franchising. Bus services in Yorkshire are enjoying a renaissance – but you wouldn’t know if you listened to politicians trying to win your votes at the general election on 7 May. Labour’s shadow transport secretary Michael Dugher is MP for Barnsley East, but it is worrying how little grasp he seems to have of buses in his own backyard outside the bubble of Westminster. Change how people think Our region’s high quality bus services are integrated with trams and trains in Sheffield, help people get to hospitals and education facilities in Barnsley, connect with business parks in places like Manvers and brin...

Full article: http://www.route-one.net/opinion/opinion-paul-lynch/

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