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Viewpoint: Issue 597 25 May 2012

The DfT’s new bus policy initiatives could end up doing more harm than good

Julian Peddle

The DfT’s recent bus policy statement Green light for better buses (LTT 30 Mar) has been greeted with some praise by the bus industry. It is said to be an attempt to keep all parties happy and the best that could be expected under the current financial circumstances. I do not agree with this and view it as yet another pointless and damaging tinkering exercise with no clear goals. Has the bus industry become such a subsidy junkie that it applauds any crumbs thrown in its direction...

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