Problems arising from the reorganization of local government regarding public transport are discussed. The main problem is that bus operating territories were not considered and municipal operators are still confined to the boundaries prior to reorganisation. This means that in a district there are often differing fare scales and differing rates of concession. The article uses the borough of Blackburn as an example, where there are three different fare structures within the borough. The formation and structure of the present transport undertaking, which is within the operating areas of greater Manchester and Ribble (nbc) is described. The undertaking believes in making small but fairly frequent increases in fares. By using this method, passenger resistance within the borough is about half that of many operations in Lancashire. Mention is made of concessions granted to old and disabled people and of the problem of congestion at heavy schools peaks. Traffic congestion problems have been relieved by the redevelopment of the town centre and the introduction of some one-way traffic management schemes. Details are given of the size of the fleet and of the efforts made by the borough transport committee to rationalise fares and coordinate services. /TRRL/

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    Travel and Transport Limited

    122 Newgate Street
    London EC1A 7AD,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Jewell, M
  • Publication Date: 1977-2


  • English

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 38-40
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00156504
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analytic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1981 12:00AM