Previously dried PTEG
and an excess of diisocyanate were placed in a three-necked round bottom flask with a nitrogen gas inlet and a mechanical stirrer.
Chair of the PTEG
group, Coun Mark Dowd, said: "The scenario testing in this report gives an objective assessment of the likely impact of public spending reductions on bus services for the millions of passengers who rely on the bus in the largest urban areas outside London.
chairman Kieran Preston said: ``This research will be a useful contribution to the debate about `where next'for the bus industry.
protested ministers were wrong to allow grants for free bus travel for the elderly to be swallowed up in general council funding.
These arguments demonstrate there is a strong long-term case for maintaining and increasing current levels of bus subsidy and investment," said PTEG
I am also chair of PTEG
, the Passenger Transport Executive Group which represents the six English Passenger Transport Executives (PTEs) serving some 1m passengers.
Previous analysis by PTEG
showed that between 1985/86 and 2007/08 bus patronage in Tyne and Wear fell by 58%.
Only in London, where 88 per cent of MPs think their constituents are satisfied, do services get a high mark in the survey by Unison and the T&G as well as by PTEG
, which represents the seven UK passenger transport executives.
The MP will be briefed on the role of PTEG
, the seven-strong Passenger Transport Executive Group which oversees local public transport policy in the major conurbation areas of England and Scotland.
Joint group PTEG
point out that more people travel on regional rail services than inter-city routes and that these are crucial for economic growth.
added: "These arguments demonstrate that there is a strong long-term case for maintaining and increasing current levels of bus subsidy and investment.
Phil Bateman, TWM's corporate affairs director, went on the offensive again over the issue, claiming that Centro and PTEG
were courting confrontation with bus operators.