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Bus News Lead Story: Issue Issue 30 13 Jul 2012

West Yorkshire learns from Sweden in UK’s first new-style bus franchise bid

West Yorkshire’s Integrated Transport Authority (ITA) members have voted to support the introduction of England’s first Quality Contract framework for bus services. Their move reflects a growing frustration that the UK is failing to achieve the benefits of genuine operator/local authority partnership in passenger transport provision since the introduction of privatisation and deregulation outside London. But the authority has looked to Sweden rather than London for its model of...

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