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Inside View: Issue Issue 10 24 Mar 2010

Personal attitudes have been the biggest barrier to bus partnerships

A public transport executive, with 15 years in the private sector and 25 in the public sector, reveals the ‘uncomfortable truth’ about why there are so few successful bus partnerships


For over 15 years the subject of achieving partnership working in one form or another between local authorities and bus operators has been a high profile and problematic issue. One would be hard pressed to find someone who would stand up and say they don’t believe that more can be achieved by operators and councils working together, rather than each ploughing their own separate furrows. So why has achieving successful partnership proved so elusive?

For any partnership, be it personal or...

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Your Comments:

25 Mar 2010

Absolutely spot on!

25 Mar 2010

This hits the nail on the head - all so true !

26 Mar 2010

The usual superficial drivel and tired old myths that passes for analysis in the trade press...