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Labour missed the bus on transport

Publié par carmion le 17/03/2010

Kate Francis

"Rae Street is right to ask why the government, in its dash for high speed, is overlooking the need to improve medium-speed rail links (Letters, 13 March). The same could be said of low-speed local bus services. The Tory deregulation of services outside London in the mid-80s was a disaster. It delivered none of the promised improvements in service, or lower fares and increased use. New Labour's initial commitment to restoring regulation quickly faded, being replaced by a limp acceptance of the (entirely reversible) deregulation, leaving local authorities with inadequate powers, but no duty, to intervene in the face of monopolistic suppliers failing to innovate and making handsome profits. The result has been a steady decline in bus use and a steady increase in car journeys" Read on...
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"Labour missed the bus on transport", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mars 2010. Consulté le 18/02/2018. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/labour-missed-the-bus-on-transport