Warwickshire County Council and the Midland Red Bus Company (a National Bus Company subsidiary) have cooperated in a Market Analysis Project (MAP) to ensure a viable network which would meet most needs and reduce the amount of revenue support required. The author traces the history of the rationalisation studies in Stratford-upon-Avan and Warwick-Leamington. In the MAP study, each area is treated separately and any surplus in one MAP is not normally transferred to another area to increase its size or subsidise its fares. A county-wide travel survey was undertaken to establish minimum needs for travel in urban areas based on village size and facilities. The methods used for conveying school children are important; Warwickshire Council "buys" passes on stage buses thereby reducing the revenue support which the County Council would otherwise have to pay to the Bus Company. The author regards it as being unfortunate that, as a result of a more efficient service, the government is reducing its revenue support to Warwickshire. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    IPC Building and Contract Journals Limited

    Surrey House, 1 Throwley Way
    Sutton, Surrey SM1 4QQ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Cameron, G R
  • Publication Date: 1979-1-11

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  • Accession Number: 00300014
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 29 1981 12:00AM