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18th December 1970
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Page 31, 18th December 1970 — BUS BRIEFS
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Which of the following most accurately describes the problem?

• Leicester City Transport is applying to the East Midlands Traffic Commissioners for permission to raise its fares again; the undertaking says costs have increased by £205,000 since the last fares increase in June. Ald. Terence Harris, chairman of the transport committee. said: "Most of the fares which we want to increase were unaffected by the last increases in June; our fares will remain among the cheapest in the country."

• Sunderland Transport's traffic revenue for the year ended March 31 1970 amounted to £1.312,078. with working expenses totalling £1,173.076. The average revenue per bus mile was 54.673d (1969: 48.715d).

• The introduction of o-m-o on some routes and of productivity schedules, together with Government rebates for fuel used on stage carriage operation, have contributed to Rotherham Transport reducing its working costs from £1,044,909 last year. to £1.030.765 for the year ended March 31 1970. Revenue from passengers increased by £63.421; and surplus on revenue account was £34,917 (£36,135 deficit for 1969). The number of passengers carried was 47.069.421 and mileage 5.117,050.

• More than 8000 London Transport drivers and 7500 conductors qualified last year for awards made by the Road Operators' Safety Council. The highest award—a 44-year Gold Emblem--went to Mr Edward Goff, of Catford Garage.

• London Transport is starting work on a £50,000 programme for the erection of 125 new bus shelters and modifications to many others at interchange and other key sites. Half the cost will be met from a £2m grant made by the GLC.

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