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Transport, Local Government and the Regions Committee Publications

Transport, Local Government and the Regions - Seventeenth Report

Here you can browse the report together with the Proceedings of the Committee. The published report was ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 17 July 2002.


CONTENTS

  

 


Terms of Reference

REPORT

I. INTRODUCTION

II. TRENDS IN THE BUS INDUSTRY

Decline in bus use

Car ownership and bus use

Bus Service Operators Grant

Concessionary fares

Tendered services

Public funding support in London

Efficiency and Profitability

Fares

Competition

On-the-road competition

Competition for tendered services

III. THE PROBLEMS

Competition

Provisions of the Competition Act

The degree of on-the-road competition

The effects of on-the-road competition

Timetables

Co-ordination of services

Integrated Ticketing and Fares

Competition Conclusions

Bus Priority and Reliability

Bus priority

Barriers to progress

Enforcement

Reliability

Summary

Service Withdrawals

Increasing Tender Costs

Social Exclusion

Problems

Financial Support

Equity in the use of public spending

Current Solutions

Barriers

Summary

Targets

Target for Growth

Other Targets

Safety and Security

Around London

IV. THE SOLUTIONS

Bus Quality Partnerships

Improving services

Application of quality partnerships

Summary

Bus quality contracts

Bus company opposition

Support for quality contracts

Increased accountability

Networks of largely non-commercial routes

Increased public transport provision

Co-ordination of services

Barriers

London

The Department

Summary

Quality networks

New Funding Initiatives

Rural bus initiatives

Impacts

Funding

Short-term funding and bid costs

Summary

Flexible Public Transport Services

V. CONCLUSIONS

LIST OF CONCLUSIONS

ANNEX

PROCEEDINGS OF THE COMMITTEE RELATING TO THE REPORT

LIST OF WITNESSES

LIST OF APPENDICES

TRANSPORT, LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND THE REGIONS COMMITTEE REPORTS IN THE CURRENT PARLIAMENT

MINUTES OF EVIDENCE - PUBLISHED AS VOLUME II

Wednesday 8 May 2002
Wednesday 15 May 2002
Tuesday 21 May 2002

APPENDICES TO THE MINUTES OF EVIDENCE


 
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