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Bus News: Issue 296 13 Oct 2006

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Bus franchising is affordable claims PTEG

Re-regulation of buses could deliver better services without the need for significant increases in public subsidy, PTEG has claimed. In its response to the government’s bus policy review, PTEG claims that its consultation with operators who are positive about Quality Contracts showed that existing subsidy for buses could be redeployed more effectively.

“Franchising is about using the existing public and private resource better,” said PTEG?chair Roy Wicks. “It is not...

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