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Highland starts in-house bus provision but councils others remain lukewarm

Rhodri Clark
25 January 2023

 

Highland Council has started to provide bus services through its in-house transport operation, while it has emerged that only half of Welsh councils support legislation to enable arm’s length companies to be established in Wales.

Since before the Covid-19 pandemic, rural authorities have been increasingly operating services in-house following a decline in competition for tenders. In some cases, no bids were received, in others the prices asked were unaffordable. The trend has accelerated...

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