About TAS

The TAS Partnership is a consultancy whose sole focus and passion is moving the passenger transport sector forwards. We have been providing high quality and robust research, analysis and advisory services to the passenger transport sector for over 25 years.

Our employee-owned company is based in Preston though our work covers the whole of the UK and beyond. We have completed more than 1,460 projects for bus and rail operators, local authorities, UK and Irish government departments and other agencies. 

TAS has long been driven by a desire to contribute to improving passenger transport through sharing knowledge and skills, adding and delivering value. This ethos was created by the late Peter Huntley who founded The TAS Partnership in 1989 in order to kick-start operators and authorities into upping their game and offering a better product. 

Our team of consultants and extended network of specialist associates are highly experienced in various aspects of transport operation for local authorities and operators alike. We offer clients a staggering amount of knowledge and expertise: from passenger transport legislation, ticketing and fares policies to GIS mapping, electronic ticket machine data analysis and whole-scale evaluation and redesign of bus networks. 

We cover commercial and supported bus networks, health, social services and education transport, Community Transport and rail. Here are just some of the products and services we offer:

  • Fares & ticketing analysis 
  • Network Improvements
  • Home to school transport
  • Concessionary fares support 
  • SEN advice and training
  • CILT-accredited Management/Supervisor training
  • Smartcard studies and reviews

Our clients include operators of all types and sizes; government and policy-making bodies at national, regional and local levels; local authorities, NHS Trusts and other procuring bodies across the country; and fellow consultants who buy in our skills and experience.

We are passionate about delivering excellence, efficiency and value for money in the planning, delivery and promotion of passenger transport in all its forms. 

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