HALF FLEET IN IDLENESS in Bradford employ 230 motor
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YV and trolleybuses, but between 9 a.m. and noon only 120 are used, while the rest are lying idle. We have to buy vehicles costing more than £4,000 each which are used only part of the day." Mr. C. T. Fiumpidge, general manager of Bradford Transport Department, told Bradford Liberal Club.
The tendency to place housing estates on the outskirts of cities and other large towns hindered the success of passenger transport undertakings, because vehicles were compelled to run many miles during off-peak hours for limited earnings.
The Bradford undertaking was inadequately protected against competition from other operators.