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Rural councils eye plan for new municipal bus companies

BUSES

Rhodri Clark
31 March 2017
 

Two rural councils in Wales have expressed clear interest in setting up their own bus companies, using powers that the Welsh Government proposes to give local authorities. 

While the UK Government’s  Bus Services Bill prevents councils in England from forming new municipal bus companies, the Welsh Government takes the opposite view. Its discussion paper on improving bus services proposes removing “the restriction on local authorities being able to set up bus companies that...

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