Local Transport Bill

Random bus from Taunton!

From the DfT press release the draft bill from May comes back to Parliament relatively unchanged and slightly underwhelming – not enough in it to annoy the bus industry or PTEG. Needs further detailed review, but the possibility of creating new Integrated Transport Authorities may raise some interest in the long term – maybe we will finally see a south Hampshire PTE (long an ambition of my erstwhile colleagues there).

A “Bus Champion” is also being sought to represent users, which will be interesting if real authority is given.  Perhaps best not mention the problems of concessionary travel in England, then…

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