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23rd October 1970
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Which of the following most accurately describes the problem?

• Tyneside PTE have started a campaign to get the general public to give their views on transport matters. The Executive has drawn attention to the fact that there are four local advisory committees, which the public can contact if they have any ideas or complaints about services.

• The Northern General Transport Co Ltd, United Automobile Services Ltd, and the Tyneside PTE are seeking permission from the Northern TC to reduce the frequency of unprofitable bus services. The proposed cuts would be mainly at weekendi and during evenings.

• Edinburgh's municipal bus services were run at a loss of nearly £40,000 last year. Mr Ronald Cox, transport manager, in his annual report, said that two wage claims had been awarded during the year. While the first of these had been met without an increase in fares, it had not been possible to do so with the second.

• Ayr Town Council, after receiving a petition signed by 134 people in the Craigie district protesting about unsatisfactory bus services, are to approach the Traffic Commissioners. Services are said to be particularly irregular at weekends. This is blamed on new working arrangements under which crews work a five-thy week from Monday to Friday and are paid double time for Saturday overtime and only time-and-half for Sundays.


Organisations: Ayr Town Council
People: Ronald Cox
Locations: Edinburgh

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