Government view on bus regulation in England

Department for Transport statement (56 pages, PDF) on proposed amendments to the regulatory regime for bus services in England outside London, including an intention to make London-style franchising "a realistic option, while safeguarding the legitimate interests of bus operators".

"These proposals signal the direction of Government thinking. We now need to work through the detail. The Government will be testing and developing these proposals with stakeholders over the next few months prior to the publication of the draft Bill. There will then be an opportunity for public consultation and debate. The Department remains willing to consider other minor legislative changes that may emerge from discussion with stakeholders."

Update, 11 February 2007: Link repaired following botched DfT website reorganisation.

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