He said; “Road congestion, increasing environmental awareness and higher motoring costs all point to public transport as the greener, smarter choice”.
Stagecoach’s overall profits in 2012 jumped up £123.7 million in the six months to October, thanks largely to its commercial and regional bus services. Stagecoach also finished the year by acquiring new bus operations in the North-West of England.
Sir Brian, speaking at the company’s results statement in December, also suggested that the government was nearing an agreement with Virgin Rail – who operate as a joint venture business partner with Stagecoach – to continue operating the West coast mainline franchise.
The on-going agreement with the government has been drawn out throughout 2012 but Sir Brian Souter (http://www.briansouter.com/
He also outlined how Stagecoach is looking to help young people get back into work. Stagecoach is backing a pioneering new programme, called ‘Bus for Jobs’, which allows job-seekers free travel. Sir Brian, who also founded Souter Investments, who are on the lookout for investment opportunities (http://www.souterinvestments.com/