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The Commission, set up to investigate
home-to-school travel across the UK, echoes key features of Metro's
scheme, and its proposals for the extension of Mybus in the
Metro Chairman Councillor Chris
Greaves said: "Features of Metro's scheme such as dedicated
drivers, registers and CCTV, enhanced training and staggered school
hours are all among the Commission's recommendations."
The Commission also recommends the
introduction of yellow bus services for all primary school pupils
living more than a mile from their school, and secondary pupils
living over two miles from school. And it says mixed vehicle types
would help the integration of mobility-impaired pupils, long-term
contracts would encourage investment in vehicles and the use of
vehicles for other local services would maximise
"These and other recommendations
reflect those in a Metro Mybus report this week, which marks the
end of the scheme's four-year development phase," said Councillor
"If the decision makers act on the
Commission's recommendations, the rest of England and Wales could
be seeing the same substantial reductions in peak-time traffic and
CO2 as Metro has achieved across West Yorkshire."
Metro's Mybus - a 'national blueprint for