Following an intensive review by the Department for Transport (DfT), the UK Government set out its policy towards the bus sector in a report entitled Putting Passengers First.
It concluded that the "key ingredient of success has been effective partnership working" and "a shared willingness to invest in the long-term future of the [sic] sector." However, one of the major issues in the bus and coach industry is the relatively low level of government subsidy compared with other European countries.
The turnover of companies supplying public transport service by land, air and sea reached an estimated £14.38bn in the year ending March 2006 - a 7.1% increase on the previous year. [Source: Keynote 2007]
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