Apparently, the Liberal Democrats allocated £700,000 of our money to the project, but forgot to check the legality of the whole thing. Apparently, only a police officer or the driver can force you off the bus and Transport West Midlands say:
'The Birmingham City Council initiative is still not much more than that at the moment. The detail of the way that the scheme will work has yet to be fully announced to us.'
This, four months after the launch and a full year after the Tory/Liberal Democrat coup that put them in power. You may well ask what they've been doing all this time. They're not bogged down by legal problems - this is another of those back-of-an-envelope schemes that looked good in the manifesto but wasn't thought through.