“Don’t hate the player, hate the game.”

The management culture of the bus industry has been gradually changing for several years. 31 years that have passed since 1986, and the old guard of NBC managers with the experience of working in the culture of the bus industry before it was purely business led are gradually being replaced by the results of the… Continue reading “Don’t hate the player, hate the game.”

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The Barbie Dalek

Much of this post is based upon a press release issued to the local media on 4th December, which resulted in this article in the Weston Mercury. Text which is copied verbatim from the release will be coloured maroon and references (found at the bottom) in blue. Despite the date of publication, it was written… Continue reading The Barbie Dalek

Fat Sparrows

One of my pet hates is the gravitas with which clueless commentators upon our industry are given. Sometimes self proclaimed campaigners, sometimes community groups, sometimes structured organisations; give them the opportunity to get a nonsensical press release to the local newsrag and the local media finds it irresistible. Compare this to the disinterest they will… Continue reading Fat Sparrows

Dial-a-Loss

Over the past decade, Dial-a-Ride schemes across Bath and North East Somerset have done extraordinary damage to the bus network. These parasitic "charities" are stealing revenue from tax paying, licenced businesses and we're supposed to think this is a good thing. Take a look at the supported bus network in B&NES. Passenger numbers on less… Continue reading Dial-a-Loss