New company will improve Cheshire East’s transport services

January 12, 2015

Pictured at the signing of the contract to set up the new company are (L-R): Kevin Melling, managing director of TSS; Councillor Rod Menlove, chairman of TSS; Councillor David Topping, Cheshire East’s Cabinet member for service commissioning; and Steph Cordon, Cheshire East’s head of communities.Cheshire East Council has set up a new company to run its transport services.

Transport Service Solutions Limited (TSS), which began operating on January 1, 2015, will coordinate and deliver the Council’s public, home to school and social care transport.

It will fulfil Cheshire East’s contractual and statutory responsibilities but will also 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 and have brought about greater flexibility and removed many restrictions in the way services are provided.

The contract between the Council and TSS was signed in front of the transport team at an event to mark the occasion at Crewe Lyceum Theatre.

Cheshire East Council Leader, Councillor Michael Jones, said: “ASDVs 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.”