News: New move to take control of WY buses

“West Yorkshire  will take further steps towards bus regulation after councillors were unimpressed by the latest offer from operators. Councillors have agreed work on a ‘bus quality contract’ – a way of taking greater control over services – should be progressed because of the ongoing failure to secure the improvements they want from the bus companies.

Coun James Lewis, chairman of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s transport committee, said: “Our view is they still can’t demonstrate how by maintaining their current monopoly position they can either deliver integrated ticketing so people always have the best value on a single ticketing scheme and also how they can deliver value for money in terms of the money used to subsidise services and concessionary fares but also looking at future investment in transport infrastructure.”
Yorkshire Post 27th March 2015  Read more here.