Hub gets to the nub

In the UK, Surrey County Council's transportation co-ordination centre was set up to create a link between all transport services across the county, to save users' time and to save the county money. By 2004, Surrey had an overall spend of more than #64 million a year on transport provision. A best value review of passenger transport services was carried out and identified a co-ordination centre as the best option. The centre joins all forms of transport including dial-a-ride, day centre transport, and schools transport. It uses new technology and automatic vehicle location. The fleet of 'Pegasus' school buses will be made available to outside users when not in use on the journey to school. Social care transport, originally based on taxis, is also being organised by the centre. Surrey is the first UK council to co-ordinate its transport resources to this level.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 16-7
  • Monograph Title: Peripheral vision
  • Serial:
    • SURVEYOR
    • Volume: 195
    • Issue Number: 5914
    • Publisher: Hemming Group, Limited
    • ISSN: 0039-6303

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01061058
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Sep 10 2007 2:09PM