Buses with Fare-paying Schoolchildren on them

Doug Paulley made this Freedom of Information request to North Yorkshire County Council

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Dear North Yorkshire County Council,

Please provide the following information for school bus services in July 2016.

Please indicate for each of your school bus services whether it had any pupil or pupils on for whom they or their family had contributed towards the cost of their transport. By this I mean:

"Discretionary transport

"In some cases assistance may be provided for ineligible children if there are spare seats available on existing school buses however, parents will be expected to pay a contribution towards costs."

Paid Transport Permits

Post 16 Transport Assistance

Or any other system by which a contribution towards the transport cost of any specific pupil on that bus is paid.

The reason I am asking this is that the presence or otherwise of any individual passenger for whom a contribution towards transport costs has been made is a key determinant as to whether the service is subject to the PSVAR.

For each bus service please indicate whether it is single decker or double decker, whether it is a bus or a coach, and whether standing is permitted on the bus (as this is the technical criteria for differentiating between a bus and a coach under the PSVAR)

Please indicate the registration number, make and model, and its date of manufacture or first use, for each of the school bus services.

Please also indicate the name of the company contracted to operate each service.

Finally, please provide a copy of the sections of your contact with bus companies for the provision of school bus transport, that deal with accessibility and/or compliance with PSVAR of the vehicles in question.

Where you don't hold some of the above information, please obtain it from your subcontractors.

Thank you

Yours faithfully,

Doug Paulley

North Yorkshire County Council

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Dear Mr Paulley

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information Request.

 

Please find the response to the request attached to this email.

 

Regards

 

Suzanne Plumb

Business Development Manager

Integrated Passenger Transport

 

 

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