Old 8th Dec 2018, 21:00
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racedo
 
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Originally Posted by Pontius Navigator View Post
In our last District we had Call Connect. Basically a smaller bus that you could call and would connect you to the main route.

We also had the 'ghost ' bus. The problem is the bus needed to taken shoppers in in the morning, usually full, has gone out empty. Having brought shoppers and workers home at 5 returns to depot empty. During the day there will be early returning shoppers. Now utilisation crops up. Ideally you will use a small bus during the day but this means the larger bus is standing empty. Or you could run two small buses early and late but this might need more drivers.

Nothing is simple.

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If you run a continuos service through the day people will use. Double up if needed at peak times or different buses. Make public transport profits untaxable and or invest Govt money in it.
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