A WG spokesman said: "The Welsh Government consults both the PTUC
and Bus Users UK on policy decisions that would have an impact on bus services and users across Wales.
also surveyed 199 adults, mostly in the former county of Gwent.
The PTUC is additional to Passenger Focus, which represents rail users, and Bus Users UK Cymru, both of which are government-funded.
When the Assembly Government announced its appointments to the PTUC last month, it said the committee would advise the minister on public transport services and facilities.
He refers to the current consultation by the Welsh Assembly Government on proposals for a Public Transport Users' Committee (PTUC) for Wales.
Passenger Focus will respond to the consultation paper in due course, but it seems clear that the best deal for Wales' public transport users will be for PTUC to build on existing resources.
In his article Professor Cole refers to a proposed single body, Public Transport Users' Committee (PTUC
) having a more "bottom up" response to Wales' needs.
In spring 2004 the Westminster Government agreed to give the WAG the power to establish a Public Transport Users' Committee (PTUC