"Why should the train service be further supported through the free travel scheme when there is an adequate, commercially operated Eric Jones Motors
, bus service?" he said.
Mr Jones and his wife Alison owned the firm which included Shamrock Travel, Jones Motors
and Thomas, of Barry, until they sold the company last month.
Before the inspection last August examiners had already placed 44 prohibition orders on Jones Motors for brake, steering, suspension, tyre and bodywork defects and fuel leaks.
The companies are Jones Motors - known as Shamrock Coaches - Eros Travel, also of Pontypridd, and Wales and the Marches bus company of Ynysybwl.
Clayton Jones, the ex-boss of Shamrock Travel, Jones Motors
, and Thomas of Barry, was giving evidence at a public inquiry held by the Deputy Traffic Commissioner into the unreliability of buses his firm operated throughout the Valleys, Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.
But pride of place went to the under-15s, who lifted the Clive Jones Motors
St Joseph's Challenge Cup at Blackweir.
The hearing in front of the Traffic Commissioner against Alison Jones, trading as Jones Motors
, Shamrock Shopper and Shamrock Coaches, is set for November 2 - one month AFTER the planned pounds 10m sale goes through.
The Vehicle Inspectorate reported 'grave' defects were found in the upkeep of the fleets of Jones Motors
(Shamrock), Eros Travel, both of Pontypridd and Wales, and the Marches bus company in Ynysybwl.
The couple face being disqualified from holding or obtaining coach operator licences if deputy Traffic Commissioner Alan Jenkins upholds disciplinary action against Jones Motors
(Shamrock), Eros Travel, also of Pontypridd and Wales and the Marches bus company of Ynysybwl.