Council launches new transport company
CHESHIRE East Council has set up a new company to run its transport services.
Transport Service Solutions Limited (TSS) began operating on January 1 and will coordinate and deliver the council’s public, home to school and social care transport. As well as fulfilling Cheshire East’s contractual and statutory responsibilities the council says its launch will introduce greater freedom to develop new business through a more entrepreneurial approach.
TSS is the seventh alternative service delivery vehicle ( ASDV) to be set up by the Council.
ASDVs are a vital part of Cheshire East’s approach to strategic commissioning. The council claims that they have brought about greater flexibility and removed many restrictions in the way services are provided by the authority.
Council leader Coun Michael Jones said: “A SDVs boost enterprise, innovation and value for money. They enable us to improve services and put residents first.
“They are part of the ongoing revolution in the way we deliver our services.”