Coun­cil launches new trans­port company

Macclesfield Express - - WHAT’S ON GARRY THE HAT -

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.”

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