OFT proposes to refer local bus services to CC

Report (176 pages, PDF) on the OFT's market study of local bus services. The OFT proposes to make a market investigation reference to the Competition Commission. It finds that there are a number of features which they suspect may prevent, restrict or distort competition. These features include:

Both commercial services and services supported by local transport authorities are included. No concerns were found in relation to services in Northern Ireland and in London and so these are excluded from the proposed reference.

Comments by Thursday 15 October 2009.

For further information or advice please contact Franck Latrémolière or Pedro Fernandes.

Filed under OFT, Public transport.

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