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24.5.07

* UK's Buses News

* TV ‘on the buses’ with local Police

A TV programme last night put the spotlight on Lancashire police's zero-tolerance approach to bad behaviour on buses


Blackburn,England,UK -This Is Lancashire -22 May 2007: -- The Tonight Programme with Trevor McDonald, on ITV, looked at violence and threatening behaviour on public transport... Part of the show focused on nuisance passengers as they boarded buses doing the school run from Burnley bus station... Officers were seen handing out written warnings to 23 young passengers for offences such as swearing and playing loud music...
* Patrols to target trams and buses
Yorkshire,UK -The Yorkshire Post Today (Leeds,Yorkshire), by Paul Whitehouse -22 May 2007: -- High-profile patrols by police and travel inspectors are to be introduced on buses and trams in South Yorkshire to maintain confidence in the safety of public transport... The project will start next month and continue throughout the summer and is being jointly operated by police and transport companies to maintain the reputation of buses and trams as a secure way to travel... Police and transport inspectors will travel on buses and trams throughout the county, the patrols aimed at providing reassurance for passengers and also to carry out checks on passengers' tickets... The scheme is being supported by South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive, which is responsible for ensuring the county has an adequate public transport system...
* Warnings over bus regulation
Glasgow,Scotland,UK -The Herald, by PAUL ROGERSON -May 23 2007: -- Scottish transport giants FirstGroup and Stagecoach yesterday fired further shots across the bows of ministers seeking to increase regulation of metropolitan bus services south of the border... The long-awaited publication of a draft Road Transport Bill saw them issue new warnings about handing more power to local authorities... The Bill will update existing powers to give local councils more freedom and flexibility to bring in road pricing schemes... It will also enable them to take greater control of bus services through so-called Quality Contracts, which would specify local bus networks, timetables and fares, and allow councils to let contracts to single operators...
* Bus firm invests in 'green' vehicles
Inverness,Scotland,UK -The Inverness Courier, by Gerard Burke -22 May, 2007: -- The largest bus company in the Highlands has spent almost £500,000 to cut the amount of harmful exhaust gasses emitted by its vehicles... Rapsons received a further £160,000 from the Highlands and Islands Strategic Transport Partnership (HiTrans) towards the £650,0000 cost of buying five new low-emission buses... Buses replaced by the new vehicles in Inverness will be transferred to the firm's operations in Skye and Lochalsh, allowing the company to phase out some of its older vehicles...

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