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Safeguards urged for SMEs in Welsh bus franchising policy

Buses

Rhodri Clark
02 August 2019
Small operators provide a larger proportion of bus services in Wales than in England
Small operators provide a larger proportion of bus services in Wales than in England

 

Small bus companies should be given support in any procurements of bus franchises in Wales through mechanisms such as a tender price advantage, the Welsh Government has been told.

Many respondents to the Government’s Improving Public Transport White Paper consultation (LTT 14 Dec 18) agreed that “specific consideration should be given” to how small to medium enterprises (SMEs) can be involved in franchise procurements. 

Welsh traffic commissioner Nick Jones said:...

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