26 Apr '18, 8am

PEAK BUS ASSOCIATION 'AT WAR' WITH STATE GOVERNMENT OVER OPERATOR ASSETS. ‘RENEGED’ DEAL WITH 9 MELBOURNE METROS LEFT IN ELECTION YEAR. PROTESTS ANNOUNCED

PEAK BUS ASSOCIATION 'AT WAR' WITH STATE GOVERNMENT OVER OPERATOR ASSETS. ‘RENEGED’ DEAL WITH 9 MELBOURNE METROS LEFT IN ELECTION YEAR. PROTESTS ANNOUNCED

Lowe explains that between 2010-2014 when Labor was in Opposition, BusVIC did a lot of work with it in terms of policy development on what the bus network needed to improve customer satisfaction, patronage and contribute towards alleviating societal ills like urban congestion and social inclusion. Yet during that process BusVic, acting on behalf of its 400-plus members, sought a commitment that in the event Labor was elected in 2014 it would not tender BusVic's member services; that Labor would negotiate the renewal of their service contracts. As part of that commitment, both BusVic and the Government agreed there wouldn't be any fundamental changes to the governance or funding model, just a transition to a new performance-based contract, the passing on of some efficiencies and that industry and Government would work in partnership to implement network service improvements...

Full article: https://www.busnews.com.au/industry-news/1804/peak-bus-as...

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