29 Jun '12, 4pm

Bus and Coach News: West Yorkshire confirms quality contract: A head-on confrontation betwee... #bus #coach #diesel

Bus and Coach News: West Yorkshire confirms quality contract: A head-on confrontation betwee... #bus #coach #diesel

A head-on confrontation between Metro, the West Yorkshire PTE, and the region's bus operators now looks certain following an all-party decision by the West Yorkshire Integrated Transport Authority to continue to develop its plans to introduce a bus quality contracts scheme. Metro claims that it can be introduced within its existing £23million budget for supporting contracted bus services.? Metro chairman James Lewis says: "Everyone involved in transport locally realises that we need to do something to make bus travel more attractive and address falling patronage, and that with the taxpayers meeting half the total cost of bus services, there needs to be more accountability.” However with his “half the cost” statement Lewis is ignoring the fact that almost 90 per cent of the region's bus services are operated commercially and is bringing in wider support for passengers throu...

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