COMMONS

MPs examine the fate of bus services after the Spending Review

25 January 2011

The CommonsTransport Committee takes oral evidence today from transport specialists and user groups.

Buses are the most used form of public transport in England. For around 20% of routes outside London some degree of public subsidy provides important revenue to bus operators providing services during a part of the day or week or to serve areas with a low population.

Three specific announcements within the Spending Review are set to affect local bus services in England outside London and all of the issues raised by these changes will be examined during this inquiry.

Witnesses

At 10.15am

  • Nick Richardson, CILT Bus and Coach Forum Committee Member, Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transportation
  • Steve Warburton, Operations Director, TAS Partnership Ltd 
  • Professor Peter White, University of Westminster

At 11.15 am

  • David Sidebottom, Bus Passenger Director, Passenger Focus
  • Stephen Morris, General Manager, Bus Users UK
  • Stephen Joseph, Chief Executive, Campaign for Better Transport
  • Greg Lewis, Programme Manager, Age UK

These timings are approximate and the sessions may start slightly earlier or later than advertised.

The Committee has agreed to publish online most of the written evidence received so far for the inquiry. This will be available on the Committee website shortly.

Further Information

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