Bruen 10-C-43624, Berresford Place Dublin, 14-07-2018
A rather more appropriate vehice than I last saw provided by this operator!
Yet again, Bus Éireann appear unable to operate all the services they are paid for, and have resorted to hiring in. The State is clearly losing money here; it must be assumed that the cost to Bus Éireann of hiring in is less than the money they recieve from the NTA, given the PSO services are profitable. It must also be assumed that penalties from the NTA for persistant non-operation or hiring in are not high enough to be a real deterrant. Therefore it must be logical for the State - in the guise of the NTA - to offer contracts to the smaller operators, cut out the middleman and save money - or allow more services to be provided within the same budget. One would have thought that the recent loss of contracts would have focussed the minds of both management and staff. It appears not to be the case.
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