Impacts of congestion on the bus industry in Wales
and Skills Committee will undertake a short inquiry into the impact
of congestion on the bus industry.
impact of congestion on the bus industry was discussed at length during Wales'
summit held in January 2017 and is an issue of concern for bus operators.
Its impact on operators was discussed in the context of significant recent
declines in both passenger numbers and services in Wales. Registered bus services in Wales declined by
approximately 46%, from 1,943 services to 1,058 between March 2005 and March
2015. The number of bus passenger
journeys declined by about 19% between 2008 and 2015.
Committee is looking at the following issues:
- How does congestion affect the bus
sector in Wales and how does this compare to other parts of the UK?
- How should policy be improved to address
the impact of congestion on the bus sector?
- Whether congestion has an impact on the
need for public subsidy of bus services in Wales?
Business type: Committee Inquiry
Reason considered: Senedd Business;
First published: 19/04/2017