Views on Dorset transport sought

RESIDENTS are being asked for their views on Dorset’s highways and transport services.

Dorset County Council is one of 75 local authorities in England and Wales taking part in the National Highways and Transport Public Satisfaction survey.

The survey, which covers all aspects from the condition of roads to quality of bus links, asks people the same questions so that services can be compared.

Questionnaires will be sent to at least 4,500 residents from Monday and people who received them are urged to take part and return it by August 3.

Council Cabinet member for highways Peter Finney said: “This survey will enable us to understand and respond to the views of local people.

“We need your feedback to help us improve the important services we provide.”

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7:30pm Wed 4 Jul 12

malkie says...

This story was published a couple of days ago and as i said then, the distribution of these questionnaires will be selective. With particular reference to public transport, many will be sent to Poundbury, with their new electric buses, but I suspect that none will be sent to the residents of Lanehouse and Southill, with their abysmal bus service so what is the point? Any results from this survey will be completely false and will be manipulated by politicians.
This story was published a couple of days ago and as i said then, the distribution of these questionnaires will be selective. With particular reference to public transport, many will be sent to Poundbury, with their new electric buses, but I suspect that none will be sent to the residents of Lanehouse and Southill, with their abysmal bus service so what is the point? Any results from this survey will be completely false and will be manipulated by politicians. malkie

7:52pm Wed 4 Jul 12

Suzim says...

Totally agree with Malkie! Not only do we have a dreadful service but the vehicles are filthy! You don't want to touch the handrails. Funny how the use public transport mantra is used very selectively.grrrrrr!
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Totally agree with Malkie! Not only do we have a dreadful service but the vehicles are filthy! You don't want to touch the handrails. Funny how the use public transport mantra is used very selectively.grrrrrr! ! Suzim

10:49pm Wed 4 Jul 12

annotator1 says...

I totally agree with Malkie and the First buses are filthy and grossly overpriced. Asda Weymouth to Dorch Hospital return, almost a fiver. South Dorset Coaches are cleaner and the same journey return fare is £2.80.
I totally agree with Malkie and the First buses are filthy and grossly overpriced. Asda Weymouth to Dorch Hospital return, almost a fiver. South Dorset Coaches are cleaner and the same journey return fare is £2.80. annotator1

11:36am Thu 5 Jul 12

railwaychickenboy6 says...

Are we talking pre or post Olympic chaos, we have some of the lowest bus fares in the country here but if you want to get new buses dream on it will NEVER happen I talked to a driver of an old decker and said it had done over 3 million miles and all they get are 2nd 3rd and 4th hand vehicles
Are we talking pre or post Olympic chaos, we have some of the lowest bus fares in the country here but if you want to get new buses dream on it will NEVER happen I talked to a driver of an old decker and said it had done over 3 million miles and all they get are 2nd 3rd and 4th hand vehicles railwaychickenboy6

12:26pm Thu 5 Jul 12

malkie says...

railwaychickenboy6 wrote:
Are we talking pre or post Olympic chaos, we have some of the lowest bus fares in the country here but if you want to get new buses dream on it will NEVER happen I talked to a driver of an old decker and said it had done over 3 million miles and all they get are 2nd 3rd and 4th hand vehicles
In Lanehouse & Southill, we would be happy with some buses regardless of how old they are.
[quote][p][bold]railwaychickenboy6[/bold] wrote: Are we talking pre or post Olympic chaos, we have some of the lowest bus fares in the country here but if you want to get new buses dream on it will NEVER happen I talked to a driver of an old decker and said it had done over 3 million miles and all they get are 2nd 3rd and 4th hand vehicles[/p][/quote]In Lanehouse & Southill, we would be happy with some buses regardless of how old they are. malkie

12:32pm Thu 5 Jul 12

Monmouthsman says...

DCC and Peter Finney's highways department in particular are consistent in their total avoidance of any consideration of the views, comments and wishes of their residents. The only likelihood of any change there would be if they were very selective in the areas that receive the questionnaires and the responses just happen to fit the DCC's plans or aspirations.
DCC and Peter Finney's highways department in particular are consistent in their total avoidance of any consideration of the views, comments and wishes of their residents. The only likelihood of any change there would be if they were very selective in the areas that receive the questionnaires and the responses just happen to fit the DCC's plans or aspirations. Monmouthsman

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