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Reflections: Issue Issue 02 23 Jul 2009

Competition: Is the OFT looking in the right place?

On-street competition should not be the focus

Are we on the verge of a new era of collaborative partnership between transport operators and local authorities prompted by the 2008 Local Transport Act? Or a greater focus on ensuring that local transport provision is characterised by much more head-to-head competitive activity between different providers? It’s as clear as mud!

Weary observers of the scene point to a long running stand off between two government agencies. The Department for Transport advocates integrated transport and...

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