Michael Renshaw - Articles and news items
Issue 2 2012 • 25 April 2012 • Michael Renshaw, Bus & Rail Director, Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM)
The bus has a crucial role to play in keeping our economy upwardly mobile, which is why Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has laid solid foundations for long-term improvements to the region’s services.
Approximately 80% of all public transport journeys in Greater Manchester are made by bus – around 225 million a year. They are made on more than 600 different bus services, which are operated by around 50 different companies.
Our role is to oversee these services to ensure the focus is firmly on achieving the very best for passengers in what is an often complex and challenging network and market.
That is why we have launched a number of exciting initiatives designed to drive up standards in order to give passengers the confidence and comfort that comes with consistency.
And it’s that word – consistency – that underpins our ambitions for the Greater Manchester’s bus network.
We recently launched a ‘Supplier Rating System’ designed to measure the quality of a bus operator’s service against priorities that are important to passengers, before they can even start to bid to run a subsidised service on our behalf.
Industry news • 24 June 2010 • Optare plc
Optare plc, which recently announced a £13 million contract win to supply a fleet of up to 66 hybrid buses to operate in Greater Manchester, has now also confirmed the Repair and Maintenance contract award, to provide in-service support for the buses…