Bus firms fined for poor services

Bus companies Arriva and Connexxion have been fined by the Amsterdam regional transport authority for failing to meet punctuality targets, reports Tuesday’s Telegraaf.

Arriva has to pay almost €25,000 over the first half of 2008 for failing to meet punctuality demands and the malfunctioning of its information screens.
The fine for Connexxion is even higher at €462,520 the paper says. It too failed to meet punctuality targets and cancelled too many buses in the first six months of 2008.
On Friday it was announced that Amsterdam council transport firm GVB is to get a bonus of over €1m for improving its bus and trams services last year.

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