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Operators must act on public interest obligation to ward off QC threat

James Dark

Historically, the bus industry has regarded itself as a pure private sector enterprise with barely a nod towards wider public interest responsibilities. This has not only been a case of mistaken identity, but a business error. Just as Railtrack’s failure to act on its explicit public service obligation was ultimately the factor that led to its demise, so the bus industry has continuously flirted with danger through an approach that enabled Passenger Transport Executives to campaign...

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