West End Commission Report (7)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-05-22
Session date: 
May 22, 2013
Reference: 
2013/1724
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Do you support time-based bus ticketing arrangements? Please give your reasons.

Answer

Answer for West End Commission Report (7)

Answer for West End Commission Report (7)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Officers are drafting a response which will be sent shortly.

Written response received on 1 July 2013.

This is an interesting idea, and I have not ruled it out.

However, 80 per cent of bus trips are made using tickets which already provide free transfers.

I am therefore not convinced that the extra complexity and additional costs of time-based bus ticketing can be justified.