He's not helped bus passengers
I AM astonished at the brass neck of Cllr Jon Rogers, who, now that he has decided to run for the position of Mayor of Bristol, pledges to cap bus fares in the city and criticises First for holding a virtual monopoly of services.
In his role as transport supremo, Cllr Rogers has spent millions of pounds, which he has extracted from taxpayers, on re-engineering the city's transport system to favour the privately owned bus company and guarantee it that virtual transport monopoly.
He seems to have bent over backwards to give them everything they have demanded, which, in my view, includes introducing measures to engineer congestion, obstructing people using other forms of transport, in an attempt to force them onto the buses.
All of this has been done at taxpayers' expense.
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People have had their pockets emptied so that the money can be spent on giving a private business a transport monopoly.
What does Cllr Rogers think happens when you give a business a monopoly?
They reduce the unprofitable services and they hike up the costs. because they know that the public has no alternative but to pay.
For Cllr Rogers to now appear and bleat about the inevitable effect of his policies demonstrates that he is totally unsuitable to hold any office, least of all that of Mayor of the city.