Saturday 25 February 2017

Commuters won't like it - but drivers are right to strike

Paul Melia

Paul Melia

Dublin Bus
Dublin Bus

It's not always the case that opening markets to the private sector gets the best result.

Many commuters in Britain would argue that privatisation has resulted in higher fares and less reliable services as companies service shareholders instead of customers.

But the National Transport Authority (NTA) is adamant that what it is proposing is not privatisation. Instead of handing public money to the State-owned incumbents, it will instead pay a private operator to run 10pc of all bus services, it has said.

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