University bus service subsidies

Adam Hodgson made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Ulster University as part of a batch sent to 20 authorities

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Dear Ulster University,

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

foi, Ulster University

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foi, Ulster University

Dear Mr Hodgson

 

We acknowledge receipt of your recent request under the provisions of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 (ref FOIA/20/79).  Your request is
receiving attention and we hope to have a response to you by 13 April 2020

 

Ulster University’s campuses are now closed as a response to the impact of
COVID-19.  We continue to work remotely and although we will strive to
provide a response within the timeframe, there may be delays as we
transition to a new way of working for most and we would appreciate your
understanding in this respect.

 

We will keep you updated in respect of the status of your request.   

 

Regards

 

Azlina Cohen

 

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foi, Ulster University

Dear Mr Hodgson

 

Ulster University does not provide subsidies to external bus companies
operating University bus routes. 

 

If you are unhappy with how the University has dealt with your request you
may raise the matter under the University's internal review process for
FOI requests. Please submit written details of your appeal to

Mr Eamon Mullan, University Secretary, Room J312, University of Ulster,
Coleraine BT52 1SA, email at [1][email address]. The University will
normally undertake to issue a decision on an appeal within 20 working days
of receipt.

 

If you do not wish to submit an appeal to the University in relation to
your request or if you are unhappy with the outcome of an appeal you may
apply to the Office of the Information Commissioner. Full particulars of
the FOI Act including the Information Commissioner's address may be found
at [2]www.ico.org.uk

 

Yours sincerely

 

Elinor Byrden

Office of the University Secretary

 

 

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