BUSES: Businesses need profit

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I write in response to the letter from G Vinsen, who was under the impression that buses were for the convenience of the public, (News Post Leader, October 6).

That’s partially correct, but should bus operators seek to make changes to services because they are running at a loss the criticism levelled at them is often unjustified.

Granted it is annoying and an inconvenience, but look at it another way.

Any company who runs their business at a loss, whether or not it is involved in the service industry, will eventually go bust.

This leads to employees, who quite often have a family, a mortgage, utility bills and many other outgoings to pay, being made redundant.

So get it off your chest, bite the bullet, have a moan, but allow companies to run their business the way they see fit.

Ken Pattie