Buses minister Andrew Jones has sought to reassure the industry about the forthcoming Buses Bill, claiming that objective is ‘a healthier industry’

 

andrewjonesAndrew Jones (right) at last month’s launch of Transdev Blazefield’s  revamped Route 36

 

Addressing an audience of bus operators in London last week, buses minister Andrew Jones sought to reassure them that the objective of the forthcoming Buses Bill is “a healthier industry” with a secure long term future.

Jones, who said he would outline details of the bill at next week’s UK Bus Summit, told the annual CPT dinner: “This government believes in buses.”

Earlier, CPT president John Birtwistle had told the event that the industry remains “extremely concerned” about plans to include franchising powers in the bill.

 

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