The bus champion

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Oxford has long been a challenging place to run buses, never more so than today, but as Oxford Bus Company Managing Director Phil Southall explained to Andy Izatt, while the political debate can sometimes be distracting, there are real opportunities to explore

Oxford Bus Company invested in 20 high specification Wrightbus StreetDecks for its Park & Ride operation in late 2016-early 2017. ANDY IZATT

As Managing Director of Oxford Bus Company (OBC), Phil Southall wears many different hats as he navigates a difficult path for his business in what is an increasingly complicated political and social environment. Whether it’s responding to the immediate challenges of ever worsening congestion, how to effectively serve newly-established satellite business parks or ensuring buses in Oxford remain at the centre of the long-term transport debate, he has plenty to contend with. […]

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