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Letters to the Editor: Issue 362 15 May 2009

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A new role for publicly owned local bus companies?

Keith Moffatt

Your article (Transit May 1) advocated reform of the remaining local authority-owned bus companies, but I felt the focus was too narrow. I believe that performance varies just as much across private sector companies.

But this is all rather academic. The big picture issue is how can we give the city regions the integrated public transport systems they need? We have witnessed 30 years of machination over how the activities of profit-seeking operators in a deregulated market can be aligned with...

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