Comments for http://deltawww.live.bbc.co.uk/blogs/lentingle/2011/02/buses_in_rural_north_yorkshire.html http://deltawww.live.bbc.co.uk/blogs/lentingle/2011/02/buses_in_rural_north_yorkshire.html en-gb 30 Thu 25 Dec 2014 18:50:50 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://deltawww.live.bbc.co.uk/blogs/lentingle/2011/02/buses_in_rural_north_yorkshire.html E Gouthwaite http://deltawww.live.bbc.co.uk/blogs/lentingle/2011/02/buses_in_rural_north_yorkshire.html?page=66#comment2 I remember working down a Colliery in Barnsley in the 1970's and 80's.When the pits closed a Conservative MP said we would have to get on our bikes to 'Look North' :) for a job. So why do the Rural people complain about fuel duty for their 4X4's they should get on their bikes like we were told to do.You look a little fitter in Barnsley Town Centre Len did you enjoy your cycle ride back to Barnsley?Its a lower fuel Tax that will cure the transport problem for everyone not just Rural areas as the Tax Alliance states we will see a dramatic drop in coastal trips if this does not happen before the season starts. Wed 23 Feb 2011 16:47:44 GMT+1 WrekinAir http://deltawww.live.bbc.co.uk/blogs/lentingle/2011/02/buses_in_rural_north_yorkshire.html?page=33#comment1 A translation:"The County Council is accused of dragging its feet in order to keep control of its transport budgets."- means"The County Hall officials whose salaries take up a massive chunk of the transport budgets will find any excuse to avoid being downgraded or dismissed and will do their damnedest to make sure they manipulate the figures to convince the Council this isn't a good idea" Wed 23 Feb 2011 16:11:21 GMT+1 stevie http://deltawww.live.bbc.co.uk/blogs/lentingle/2011/02/buses_in_rural_north_yorkshire.html?page=0#comment0 Didn't Ted Heath privatise the bus services years ago? So isn't the failure to run proper bus services down to private operators who have just looked to take subsidy from the councils. Therefore this is the Big Society taking over from private industry who don't seem to have done a very good job? Wed 23 Feb 2011 13:01:59 GMT+1