CITIES SHOULD BE WARY OF TAKING ON FRANCHISING
9 December 2014 | Author: David Begg
It would be sensible to pass the revenue risk to the operators – but this will come at a cost
The move by chancellor George Osborne to devolve significant powers to Greater Manchester was bold and audacious, and is a welcome step in giving cities outside London more control over their own destiny.
We have consistently argued in TT that devolution is good for transport. However, the implicit assumption made by many is that all you have to do is give cities London-type bus franchising and they will replicate London's success. If only it were that simple.
NATIONAL TRANSPORT AWARDS 2014 - WINNERS ANNOUNCED
3 October 2014 | Author: Grant Poulton
Inspiring transport projects rewarded at national transport awards ceremony.
The people making a real difference to transport across the UK were recognised at the prestigious National Transport Awards at the Westminster Park Plaza in London last night. Hosted by radio and television presenter Jeremy Vine, the awards attracted over 600 senior transport professionals including Transport Minister Claire Perry MP who gave the keynote address.