Commons Transport Committee’s inquiry into competition in the local bus market
supports the Association’s view that partnership working provides a better alternative
than a quality contract for Tyne and Wear.
select committee’s inquiry following the Competition Commission’s report supports
partnership working as the most realistic means of delivering service improvements at
current public spending levels.
“Effective partnerships ensure that bus operators and local authorities work together in
the interests of bus passengers and local tax payers. Our partnership for Tyne and Wear
will offer new bus-to-bus through ticketing, a new ticketing offer for 16 to 18 year-olds
and improved accessibility through connecting services. Partnership provides this without
the financial risks of a quality contract.”