- 18 Feb 2013
Firms are recutting timetables on a weekly basis, even within the week. It's just not practicable. One route in one location can't be extrapolated.Social media isn't hard to use in order to get what key workers need. Either use that or contact places directly to ask what staff would need. Again ignored my point. It's going to be bad regardless but First don't help themselves by not providing what would suit key workers best. If they did it reduces the impact slightly which is a good thing. Everyone is in damage limitation mode but you've got to do everything to limit that damage and First aren't.
I do understand it but if you don't believe me then that's not my issue as I've referenced it enough.
As for finding out what people need an example of it is Stagecoach doing it with their X51 at Eurocentral. They took feedback from businesses there to choose where to have it stop and when it was due there. It's possible to do if bus companies bother to do it
Even then, it still doesn't get away from the fact that seems to be beyond you. If you asked people if they wanted a 15 min service rather than a 30 min service, they're likely to say they want the 15 min service.
However, even at a 30 min service, First are losing money hand over fist. There just isn't the financial reality to do as you suggest. More buses running at a loss means massively increased losses and even a smidgen of good PR just will not cover that.
When Go North East delicense over 400 vehicles in a matter of days, you can understand the severity of this situation. However, I don't think you do.