BSIP Press: A Response

North Somerset Council have today released this press release regarding their Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP) to create an Enhanced Partnership (EP) scheme they are enacting with the West of England Combined Authority. In response:Citistar have been forced to stop running bus services because our services were excluded from the scheme. This exclusion would give… Continue reading BSIP Press: A Response

Ask the Audience?

Our local branch of Tesco has a board at the back of the store which features responses to customer questions. 80% of these take the form of "You asked why we no longer stock Freeman's Biscuits. These are no longer available from our supplier." and the vast majority have a negative answer. Perhaps what Tesco… Continue reading Ask the Audience?

99 and out: The end of buses between Blagdon and Weston-super-Mare

Tuesday 12th April 2022 will see the end of bus services between Blagdon and Weston-super-Mare, which first began on 1st June 1923. Almost 99 years of continuous service in one form or another will conclude as Citistar service 134 is withdrawn primarily as a result of changes to concessionary fare reimbursements and the Enhanced Partnership… Continue reading 99 and out: The end of buses between Blagdon and Weston-super-Mare

WECA: Where flawed metrics replace informed decisions

The West of England Combined Authority (WECA) has recently undertaking their first local bus service tendering exercise to procure replacements for expired contracted services in B&NES and South Gloucestershire. 74 lots for bus services ranging from a single return journey once a week to frequent weekday services were offered for quotation, with services to replace… Continue reading WECA: Where flawed metrics replace informed decisions

Decision Time

The West of England Combined Authority is probably the most important body in the area where transport is concerned. The "Metro Mayor" as the leader of it is therefore a very important person in the lives of public transport passengers and providers as their policies will set the tone for the direction that WECA takes.… Continue reading Decision Time