Taxibuses

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Doesn't seem to be a thread for this so I'll make this one.
There are quite a few taxibus routes around now TB1, TB10, TB21, TB503, etc... 
Are there any changes planned for the existing TB Routes? 
Are the logistics and tendering processes different compared to a normal Neus contract?
Could commercial taxibuses become a thing?
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(30 Aug 2021, 9:57 pm)ASX_Terranova Wrote: Doesn't seem to be a thread for this so I'll make this one.
There are quite a few taxibus routes around now TB1, TB10, TB21, TB503, etc... 
Are there any changes planned for the existing TB Routes? 
Are the logistics and tendering processes different compared to a normal Neus contract?
Could commercial taxibuses become a thing?
I expect the tender process to be similar, but with tenders only being sent to those Taxi operators who have registered with Nexus as being able to provide this type of work.
Given the very low number of passengers carried by the Taxibus services (from observations of TB14, TB20/21) I can't see any ever becoming commercial!

I think that Taxibuses were introduced quite a few years ago now, and will surely be due for review by Nexus as part of the work on the Bus Service Improvement Plan.
(31 Aug 2021, 6:42 pm)busmanT Wrote: I expect the tender process to be similar, but with tenders only being sent to those Taxi operators who have registered with Nexus as being able to provide this type of work.
Given the very low number of passengers carried by the Taxibus services (from observations of TB14, TB20/21) I can't see any ever becoming commercial!

I think that Taxibuses were introduced quite a few years ago now, and will surely be due for review by Nexus as part of the work on the Bus Service Improvement Plan.
It would be cheaper to operate in terms of fuel and cheaper to buy vehicles than a regular service bus. Espically if a route see less than 8 pax per journey.
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Aren't these the exact routes that DRT would be perfect for?
(31 Aug 2021, 8:54 pm)ASX_Terranova Wrote: It would be cheaper to operate in terms of fuel and cheaper to buy vehicles than a regular service bus. Espically if a route see less than 8 pax per journey.

This already exists in the commercial world. UberPool. Only without the restrictions of a fixed route and the convenience of taking you door to door.
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