Where now for local bus services? PTC Jan 2012 Meeting

Posted on by Richard Davies

LGA Public Transport Consortium January 2012 Meeting
Friday 20 January 2012 at Local Government House, Smith Square, Westminster

The outline agenda will be as follows:
10.30-11.20 Business Meeting
11.20-11.30 Break
11.30–13.00 Where now for local bus services? A panel discussion

The investigation into the market for local bus services by the Competition Commission and the Transport Select Committee Inquiry into Bus Services after the Spending Review do not seem to have contributed many new ideas about local bus services. Hence, it seems an appropriate time to pose the question with a panel discussion looking at the future for local bus services and best ways for local authorities and operators to work in partnership to make the best use of funding available.

We hope that this debate will lead to some innovative thinking on the best ways in which bus operators and local authorities can work together within current legislation to deliver high quality bus services and ensure maximum impact from public funding and support.

The panel will bring together representatives of the public and private sector to set out their views and offer their answers to this challenging question:

Cllr Shona Johnstone: Cambridgeshire County Council and LGA Economy & Transport Board
Tracy Jessop: Norfolk County Council and Chair of the Association of Transport Co-ordinating Officers
Anthony Ferguson: Head of Buses Division, Department for Transport
Ian Morgan: Chair of the Confederation of Passenger Transport
Mark Yexley: President Elect of the Confederation of Passenger Transport
Ben Colson: Managing Director Norfolk Green, Bus Operator of the year 2010

Further information and a detailed agenda and papers for the business meeting will be circulated nearer the time and I hope that it will be convenient for you to attend. I should be pleased if you could let me know if there are any specific questions that you would like to pose to the panel.

And finally…may I take this opportunity of thanking you all for your support for the Consortium during 2011 and wish you all the very best for a peaceful Christmas and a successful New Year in 2012.

Kind regards

Stuart Wrigley

Secretary
LGA Public Transport Consortium

01253 727950 – 07799 767347

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