We ran a test-run!
Wow! On Thursday 1st November, two buxis made six journeys between Bradley Stoke and major employers in Filton, including Airbus and NHSBT.
This day felt like a major milestone after months of work and, I won’t lie, we were nervous. But, we’d prepared thoroughly and it went well.
Julia and I were on the buxis to talk to passengers and get their reactions to the service first-hand. They also filled in a questionnaire on the return journey. Overwhelmingly the response was positive. We were also able to get some insight into their usual travel habits, car ownership, and their attitudes to various pricing models.
This week we’re assessing the passenger feedback in detail and reflecting on what went well, what didn’t go so well, and what more we need to do next time. Because the next time is coming up soon. In less than three weeks we’re running another test-run between Yate and Southmead Hospital.
Watch this space for updates.