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Buses / Coaches / FTR, Yorkshire & Humber

West Yorks triggers bus QC plan as partnership offer rejected

Councillors in West Yorkshire will set the wheels in motion next week for bus Quality Contracts by rejecting the final offer of enhanced partnership working made by the area’s bus operators.

After months of deliberation, the Integrated Transport Authority will instruct officers of Metro, the PTE, to prepare a statutory consultation on a Quality Contract scheme. West Yorkshire stands to become the first area of the country to scrap the on-the-road competition between operators introduced...

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22 Jun 2012

The caption says "West Yorkshire: ending on the road competition". This make me laugh. In the Leeds area First and Arriva have carved up the territory between them and charge what they like for fares on the monopoly operated routes. Competition is NOT the problem.