Bill is an Honorary Fellow at Wolfson College, Oxford University and current Liberal Democrat Transport Spokesman for the House of Lords. He has been a member of the Commission for Integrated Transport and the Strategic Rail Authority. After a railway career lasting 25 years, where he held the post Director of Operations of British Rail and General Manager of the Western Region, he became Chairman of Ulsterbus and Citybus (1987–93).
From 1992 to 1997, he was Specialist Adviser to the Transport Select Committee of the House of Commons and was involved in a number of inquiries. From 1998 to 2000, he was Chairman of the Bus Appeals Body, which deals with complaints from passengers which have not been resolved with passengers. In 1999, he was elected Deputy Chairman of the Thames Valley Police Authority and appointed as a working peer.
- Bradshaw, B. (1998), ‘The Rail Industry’, chapter 8, in D. Helm and T. Jenkinson (eds), Competition in Regulated Industries, Oxford University Press.
- Bradshaw, B. (1997), ‘Competition in the Rail Industry’, Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 13:1.
- Bradshaw, B. (1997), ‘Rolling Rolling, Rolling—The Provision of Rolling Stock on Britain’s Railways’, Public Transport on the Move: A Policy Review, February.
- Bradshaw, B. (1997), ‘An International Perspective on the Rail Industry’, Proceedings No. 22, Centre for the Study of Regulated Industries, March.
- Bradshaw, B. (1996), ‘The Privatization of Railways in Britain’, Japan Railway and Transport Review, September.
- Bradshaw, B. (1996), ‘Ten Turbulent Years—The Effects on the Bus Industry of Deregulation and Privatisation’, Policy Studies Institute.
- Bradshaw, B. (1996), ‘What’s In Store for the Rail Traveller?’, Parliamentary Brief, March.
- Bradshaw, B. (1996), ‘How Privatisation is Costing the Taxpayer More’, Capital Transport Bulletin, September/October.
- Bradshaw, B. (1996), ‘Putting the Bus Back into Business’, Parliamentary Review, September.
- Bradshaw, B. (1995), ‘So Why Isn’t There a National Transport Policy?’, Parliamentary Brief, March.