HELPING THE PUBLIC SERVICE OPERATOR.
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The Public Service Vehicle Committee of the Manchester C.M.U.A. has ceased to function and its duties have been taken over by the area committee, which has drawn up conditions and a scale of fees. The scheme provides for assistance to coach owners, in connection with applications for roadservice licences. It includes the advice and help of the Association's officials in the preparation and submission of applications, as follow :— ,
I.—Stage and express vehicles. (a) To prepare application forms P.S.V.8 for the primary area and P.S.V.10 (where necessary) ; (b) to examine and agree the terminal points ; (c) to examine and agree the taking-up and settling-down points; (d) to examine and agree the times of departure and arrival at the various points of journey; (e) to examine and agree the fares.
II.—Day excursions, day tours and extended tours. (a) To prepare application forms P.S.V.9 and P.S.V.11 (where necessary) ; (b) to prepare journey schedule in connection with the primary area; (c) to prepare e20 journey schedule in connection with the backing areas where necessary.
The charges for services in connection with the foregoing are clearly specified. The fees do not cover legal representation at public inquiries.
Mr. Winson. Hopes for Higher Speed Limit.
The members of the Mansfield Subarea ofC.M.U.A. held their annual dinner at Mansfield recently, under the chairmanship of Mr. J. E. Berney. Amongst those present were the Mayor of Mansfield, Messrs. H. Mayo, C. A. Ashley, A. G. Curtis, of the East Midland Traffic Court, and Mr. W. A. Winson, of the C.M.U.A.
Mr. Winson stressed the fact that the Wages Act, the plating of vehicles and a rates structure would soon be accomplished facts. He hoped that before these three measures came into force an increase in the speed limit for heavy vehicles would come about.
-Another Feather in B.R.F.'s Cap.
The National Association of -Corn and Agricultural Merchants, Ltd., has been elected to associate membership of the B.R.F. bringing the membership up to 58 national organizations.