Tag "Buses"

'It wasn't bus driver's fault'

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AFTER returning from a counter-terrorism mission in one of the world’s most dangerous places, Ben Remfrey was laid up at home yesterday after accidentally stepping out in front of a bus.

Why a spring start for paid parking is apt

FOR many, the unthinkable has finally happened: paid parking has been voted through and will be introduced next spring. It’s actually an appropriate date given the claims by this Assembly to represent a Sarnian Spring because the decision to charge commuters to park certainly represents a freshness of outlook.

Why paid parking is a silly idea...

APART from the stated aims of the traffic committee, is there another motive for introducing paid parking we don’t know about?  Without wishing to offend, I think there must be because paid parking is just plain silly.

‘Least worst’ is not always for the best

IN THE aftermath of the debate leading to Guernsey’s transport strategy, one question has to be posed: what will happen when the population management proposals are finally debated? The island’s traffic issues are so serious, we are told, that nothing less than an integrated system penalising certain classes of drivers, introducing paid parking and spending £20m. on a new bus depot will do.

Park-and-ride focus

TWO issues before the States. Transport strategy. The two proposals at the moment do not go far enough in order to solve long-term problems.

Transport: try leading by example

AS DEBATE approaches on what will emerge as a far from integrated transport strategy for the island, one thing has typified the absence of logical thinking on this divisive topic: the amendment from two deputies seeking to exempt commercial vehicles from the proposed width tax.

Only a ban will drive us from cars

SINCE 1 March I have taken the opportunity, travelling by car round the island, to observe buses and their passengers. Not in the rush hours, before 9am or between 4-6pm – I try to keep off the roads then. Of 80 buses, at random in all parts of the island, 56 were empty, 12 had three or fewer passengers, nine had up to 10 passengers and three appeared to have more than 10 passengers.

Bus figures include more than 200k free rides

I SEE from the Press of 11 January that CT Plus has carried more than 2,375,000 passengers since taking over the service in April 2012. The one important fact I have never seen mentioned concerning passenger numbers is the breakdown between those who have paid and those who have travelled free because of their age.

Off the buses

(Picture by Peter Frankland, 1344509a)

For the last two years bus use has dropped by just under 10% in a 12-month period. Peter Roffey looks at the causes and, most importantly, the consequences.

Bus meeting tonight

BUS passengers have been urged to make their views of proposals for a new winter timetable know at tonight’s consultation meeting.