the first known example of a minibus pool in great britain is reported. this form of travel involves a group of workers using a minibus to get to and from work, sharing its full running costs between them. the experimental service carried a group of employees of plessey avionics and communications, living in the chelmsford area, to a factory in ilford. in-vehicle journey lengths lay between 21 and 37 miles. the report describes events leading up to the experiment, and the way in which the minibus pool was set up and run. it notes that the requirement for bus service licensing was a major hurdle to overcome. (a)

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