Tag Archive for 'bus fare increase'

Nineteen States members appeal to the Environment Department Board to bring for debate before the States of Deliberation the proposed bus fare increase

July 13th, 2010 by Matt Fallaize

The Environment Department recently announced proposals to increase bus fares by up to 67% with effect from 1st August, 2010. We should like to request that the department postpones the implementation of such increases, and instead submits the matter to the States of Deliberation for debate. Although the department has indicated that the proposals form […]

The Guernsey Bus Users Group responds to the Environment Department’s comments on the public consultation period for the proposed bus fare increase

July 13th, 2010 by Fergus

The original Media release from the Environment Department was embargoed to 00:01 on 25th June. It says at the end that comments from the public must arrive “no later than Friday 9th June 2010 The States of Guernsey Environment Department has emphasised the low response rate to the proposed bus fare increase.   This is […]

Bus Users Group response to the Environment Department’s proposal to raise bus fares on 1 August 2010

July 12th, 2010 by Fergus

Response to call for comments by Environment Department 1 Background: On 25th June, the Guernsey Environment Department announced a proposal to increase bus fares by 67% with effect from 1st August. The two week public consultation period closes today. The Bus Users Group (“BUG”) is an independent Guernsey charity, formed in November 2009, with the […]

Guernsey’s Road Transport Strategy and the proposed bus fare increase

July 6th, 2010 by Peter Roffey

Oh dear. Guernsey’s road transport strategy really is in a mess. At the heart of the original plan were very cheap bus fares and the introduction of modest, long stay, parking charges to encourage a drift from car use to public transport. This wasn’t driven by blind ideology but by increasing congestion on Guernsey’s limited […]

Bus Users Group launches Bus Fares Questionnaire

June 30th, 2010 by Fergus

BUG, the Bus Users Group, has put a 10-question survey about the proposed 67% rise in Guernsey bus fares, onto the web. “Given the short consultation period offered by the States of Guernsey Environment Department, the internet is the only way to canvass a broad slice of public opinion”, said BUG Coordinator, Fergus Dunlop. Members […]

Bus Fare Increase not adequately thought through

June 30th, 2010 by Tony Webber

I write to comment on the exorbitant bus fare increases to take effect from 1st August 2010. The interesting point is that it is a taste of things to come because it was a recommendation by Treasury and Resources‘ consultants Tribal Helm, who have argued it is an area of government waste. It is also […]

Increases Proposed to Bus Fares to Reduce Subsidy – Period of Public Consultation closes on 9 July 2010

June 25th, 2010 by States of Guernsey Environment Department

The Environment Department has announced its intention to introduce a series of changes to the structure of fares for travellers on scheduled Guernsey bus services. Whilst fare increases are proposed, passengers will still be able to travel for as little as 50 pence by bulk buying journeys on the Ormer Card. Under the new fare […]