"Hope that the volunteer operated community bus from Little Dribbling can cover Great Dribbling as well or that Bigtown Community Transport can toddle out into the countryside out of the kindness of the organiser's philanthropic heart. So far no-one has explained where the necessary extra resources will come from; i.e. Money and Drivers.
"A big bus going every hour between Lower Chukkup and Little Dribbling is (to quote Messrs Sellar and Yeatman in "1066 and all That") a "bad thing" because there are only five passengers on it. The fact that it may have set down many more, will pick up more further along the route or it's three in the afternoon and there's a very large school on the route has escaped them. Anyway a frequency of every two hours is quite good enough for local yokels.
"Hope that the Arthur Daley Bus Co. which has taken on a route commercially for a few weeks doesn't de-register it when they realise it will never turn a profit; or when their fourth-hand Leyland National drops to bits like a comedy circus car; or when the finance house repossesses their brand new low-floor Mercedes which they could never afford anyway.
fbb is well aware that savings have to be made. There are experts in this field who have successfully developed viable networks at reduced cost whilst continuing to provide an acceptable level of service. One such is ...
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