Require Sensible Service Contracts

Private for-profit transport providers have on occasion managed to renegotiate contracts with local and national authorities in order to reduce losses and costs when times have got tougher. These moves are almost always taken in order to protect profits and sometimes occur shortly after being awarded a franchise. This has led to poorer service to the communities that these providers serve and has harmed the reputation of local and national governments. We will ensure that private companies that bid to provide public services are held accountable for any breaches of contract.