University bus service subsidies

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Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear University of Dundee,

I am writing to request information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

I would like to know:

1. The subsidies provided by the university, to external bus companies operating university bus routes, for the last 5 complete academic years (2014/15 to 2018/19), broken down by the following where possible:
o Student travel
o University staff travel
o Any other subsidy provided
If the breakdown is not possible, a single subsidy figure for each academic year would be acceptable.

2. The expenditure on, and income from, any university provided bus services, including shuttle buses, for the last 5 complete academic years (2014/15 to 2018/19), broken down by the following where possible:
o Student travel
o University staff travel
o Bus staff salary
o Equipment costs, covering vehicles and facilities
o Any other operating costs
If the breakdown is not possible, a single expenditure and single income figure for each academic year would be acceptable.

3. The number of complaints received by the university regarding university bus services, for the last 5 complete academic years (2014/15 to 2018/19).

If the data is collected in financial years, rather than academic years, please do provide the information in this format, for the last 5 financial years (including 2018-19 if possible), making it clear which format has been used.

Yours faithfully,

Adam Hodgson

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Dear Mr Hodgson,
Thank you for your request for information from the University of Dundee.
Colleagues provide data in response to your questions below.

1. The subsidies provided by the university, to external bus companies
operating university bus routes, for the last 5 complete academic years
(2014/15 to 2018/19), broken down by the following where possible:

o Student travel

o University staff travel

o Any other subsidy provided

If the breakdown is not possible, a single subsidy figure for each
academic year would be acceptable.

 

The University does not subsidise external bus companies or provide bus
services. The University does have a lift share scheme and promotes other
sustainable travel. More information can be found
here: [1]https://www.dundee.ac.uk/healthyworkingl...
here: [2]https://www.dundee.ac.uk/estates/energy-....

The University has a staff bus discount scheme running with Stagecoach
where staff get 10% of weekly and 4-weekly tickets however this is funded
solely by Stagecoach.

 

2. The expenditure on, and income from, any university provided bus
services, including shuttle buses, for the last 5 complete academic years
(2014/15 to 2018/19), broken down by the following where possible:

o Student travel

o University staff travel

o Bus staff salary

o Equipment costs, covering vehicles and facilities o Any other operating
costs If the breakdown is not possible, a single expenditure and single
income figure for each academic year would be acceptable.

 

Please see above, not applicable. 

 

3. The number of complaints received by the university regarding
university bus services, for the last 5 complete academic years (2014/15
to 2018/19).

 

If the data is collected in financial years, rather than academic years,
please do provide the information in this format, for the last 5 financial
years (including 2018-19 if possible), making it clear which format has
been used.

 

Please see above, not applicable. 

I hope that this is helpful. Please feel free to contact me if I can be of
further assistance.

 

Kind regards,

 

Alan 

 

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Alan Coull

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University of Dundee

Dundee DD1 4HN

 

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From: Adam Hodgson <[FOI #655249 email]>
Sent: 15 March 2020 12:55
To: FreedomOfInformation <[email address]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - University bus service subsidies
 
Dear University of Dundee,

I am writing to request information under the Freedom of Information Act
2000.

I would like to know:

1. The subsidies provided by the university, to external bus companies
operating university bus routes, for the last 5 complete academic years
(2014/15 to 2018/19), broken down by the following where possible:
o Student travel
o University staff travel
o Any other subsidy provided
If the breakdown is not possible, a single subsidy figure for each
academic year would be acceptable.

2. The expenditure on, and income from, any university provided bus
services, including shuttle buses, for the last 5 complete academic years
(2014/15 to 2018/19), broken down by the following where possible:
o Student travel
o University staff travel
o Bus staff salary
o Equipment costs, covering vehicles and facilities
o Any other operating costs
If the breakdown is not possible, a single expenditure and single income
figure for each academic year would be acceptable.

3. The number of complaints received by the university regarding
university bus services, for the last 5 complete academic years (2014/15
to 2018/19).

If the data is collected in financial years, rather than academic years,
please do provide the information in this format, for the last 5 financial
years (including 2018-19 if possible), making it clear which format has
been used.

Yours faithfully,

Adam Hodgson

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