pteg welcomed Transport Minister Gillian Merron’s commitment to a review of bus policy and, if necessary, to new legislation. The Minister made the commitment in her evidence to the Transport Select Committee inquiry into bus services on the 28th June.
The Chair of the PTA Special Interest Group, Cllr Mark Dowd OBE, has written to Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, to thank him for his support for the regulation of buses outside London.
pteg welcomes Public Accounts Committee report
pteg today welcomed the Public Accounts Committee report into the future of Britain’s bus services.
Transport Minister Derek Twigg today welcomed a new pteg report - ‘Backing the Bus’.
The report shows how around a half a billion pounds a year of PTE spending is making bus travel better for millions of passengers in some of Britain’s largest city regions.
pteg – which represents Britain’s seven Passenger Transport Executives - today released more details of its plans for the franchising of bus services in PTE areas.
pteg, which represents the UK’s seven Passenger Transport Executives (PTEs), welcomed today's 'Delivery Chain Analysis for Bus Services', a joint report by the National Audit Office and Audit Commission.
A new survey of MPs has shown that the majority of Labour MPs are increasingly frustrated with the relative lack of attention paid to local bus services by central Government. They also want to see buses across Britain run in the same way as they are in London.
New light rail schemes are far better at attracting motorists and cutting congestion than improvements to bus services, according to a new report, launched on 23 February 2005 by pteg.
Responding to new Government statistics which show that the decline in bus use outside London has accelerated, Kieran Preston, Director General of Metro and Chair of pteg, said:
pteg has welcomed Government plans to give PTEs greater powers to regulate bus services as a ‘the biggest breakthrough on bus policy for years.’
Kieran Preston, Chair of pteg, said: