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Too much focus on cost of bus contracts, warns traffic boss

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Rhodri Clark
27 October 2017
Nick Jones: I have limited sympathy for councils that find themselves in difficulties after their good family businesses opt to cease trading
Nick Jones: I have limited sympathy for councils that find themselves in difficulties after their good family businesses opt to cease trading

 

Local authorities will face longer-term repercussions if they award bus contracts solely on price, one of Britain’s traffic commissioners has warned. 

Nick Jones was appointed traffic commissioner for Wales a year ago, after the UK and Welsh governments agreed terms for a full-time commissioner. Previously Wales was an adjunct of the West Midlands traffic area, where Jones was commissioner. In his first annual report to the Welsh Government, he reveals that he asked all 22 Welsh...

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