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Bus company praise from transport minister
5:30pm Wednesday 13th March 2013 in News
BUS firms in the south have been praised by a transport minister for their use of cleaner technology.
A conference for local authority and regional transport officials held by the Go South Coast group of bus and coach companies heard from key speaker Norman Baker, the Parliamentary Undersecretary for the Department of Transport.
He emphasised the important role the bus industry will play in both the environment and economy and how funding initiatives that are under way will support projects across the UK.
He praised the Go Ahead Group – which owns Wilts & Dorset, Bluestar, Damory and Southern Vectis bus companies – for its interest in greener technology research for future bus fleets and highlighted how the general bus industry and services are perceived by the public.
“People who have not used a bus for decades have no idea what improvements have been made to services,” he said.