University bus service subsidies

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

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Dear University of Stirling,

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

Freedom of Information Unit, University of Stirling

Dear Mr Hodgson,

We acknowledge receipt of your Freedom of Information request and will respond as soon as possible.

Regards,

Freedom of Information Unit
University of Stirling

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Freedom of Information Unit, University of Stirling

Dear Mr Hodgson

 

I refer to your Freedom of Information request regarding subsidies to
external bus companies.  The responses to your questions are 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 has not paid any subsidies to external bus companies during
the period requested.

 

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.

 

The University provided a shuttle bus service for a period during academic
year 2018/19.  The cost to the University for the provision of the bus,
driver and all operating costs associated with the shuttle service was
£19,500 (VAT inc.). The University did not gain from this financially as
the service was offered free to staff and students.

 

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).

 

The University has no record of any complaints relating to the shuttle bus
service. Any complaints regarding external bus services would be directed
to the external bus company.

 

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(FoISA) to request a review of this decision by the University of
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Yours faithfully

Freedom of Information Unit

University of Stirling

 

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