The public interest test

The development of the Quality Network Partnership in St Albans is described. The partnership brings together St Albans City & District Council, Hertfordshire County Council, the city's four bus operators, two train operators and the University of Hertfordshire. The university has provided the secretariat for the partnership but is also one of the main bus operators with its subsidiary Uno. Reasons for the partnership coming into being include the passing of the Local Transport Act, which has made it possible for bus operators to cooperate provided the local authority consider that this is in the public interest. The plan is to increase the modal share of public transport. working groups have covered marketing / communications, network planning, ticketing / fares, and infrastructure. Real time information, controlled car parking, integrated ticketing including rail services, business travel plans and a feasibility study into mini park and ride schemes have been achieved. The partnership has also been able to pool funding from a variety of sources.

  • Authors:
    • Joseph, S
  • Publication Date: 2010-12


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01336621
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: TRL
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Apr 15 2011 4:10PM