3 November 2015
Responding to the decision by Tyne and Wear Quality Contract Scheme Review Board not to award Nexus a quality contact scheme, which would have brought bus services in north east England back under public control, Martin Abrams from Campaign for Better Transport said:
"Passengers, communities and businesses want better and more joined up transport networks. The Government has made it clear local authorities should deliver this but, as the decision in the North East shows, this is still far too difficult to make it happen. The answer should be local devolution deals and a Buses Bill that deliver cheap, simple, integrated public transport including more local control over bus services."
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