Operational note: statutory guidance and directions for local bus consultation
- Published on Wednesday, 21 August 2013 11:15
- Written by Vicki Mitchem
A consultation on draft statutory guidance and statutory directions covering local bus services has been published.
The Senior Traffic Commissioner for Great Britain, Beverley Bell, has today (21 August 2013) published a consultation on draft statutory guidance and statutory directions covering local bus services.
The document sets out what traffic commissioners should expect from operators who run registered bus routes and revises the standards for reliable and punctual services.
The Senior Traffic Commissioner also makes clear reference to the responsibilities on local authorities, local bus partnerships and the expectations on the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA).
Additionally, the consultation proposes revisions to financial penalty levels where operators fail, without a reasonable excuse, to operate a local bus service, or do not run a registered service according to the timetable.
The consultation has been published on GOV.UK, under the traffic commissioners' corporate pages.
Source: Traffic Comissioners