Thursday, 9 April 2009

The Bus Business

Reading Transport has been in the news recently as the company continues to win awards for service and innovation.

After recently being 'highly commended' in the City of London's Sustainable City Awards category for Sustainable Travel and Transport at the Mansion House, this time it was 'commended' at the Government Business Awards in a ceremony at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium.

This 'good news' follows moves to commercialize the services and ensure the buses are not run at a loss. Route schedules and timetables continue to be updated and standardized, while special services are increasingly commercialized.

The LGA explains that many local authorities are struggling as they face making up shortfalls arising from the provision of free travel passes.

Oranjepan asks?
With Conservatives placed to form the next council administration at the Civic Centre will privatisation of the council-owned Reading Transport Ltd be back on the cards?

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