Home-to-school transport: Where is our voice?

Like many small operators, we have been running home-to-school transport for over 60 years. In that time, we have had no problems until now...

Will the government make bus stops PSVAR compliant?

This is the text of a letter that I have sent to the Department for Transport (DfT) regarding PSVAR on home-to-school services: I have sent...

PSVAR: Plaxton’s answer

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PSVAR. A piece of 20-year-old legislation that has generated one of the most heated debates in the coaching industry. It may also determine how...
Response to Fishers Tours on PSVAR exemptions

Response to Fishers Tours on PSVAR exemptions

I will begin with school contracts. When tendering for these, did you build in the cost of PSVAR compliance and increase your cost point accordingly? If...

PSVAR – where are the statistics?

While I am sure we all understand and recognise the need for PSVAR compliance – and there are areas of transport where it surely...
Rail replacement PSVAR

Rail replacement PSVAR: Compliance expected

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Minister of State for Transport Chris Heaton-Harris has outlined his expectation that the rail industry will manage a move to full PSVAR compliance on...

‘The industry is being squeezed by PSVAR’

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First, I will address the investment situation relating to PSVAR. Over the last 10 years, home-to-school providers have been squeezed because of council budgets. There...
PSVAR

PSVAR in coaches: Operators share their thoughts

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PSVAR is a hot topic, particularly for coach operators. But for those same businesses it is also highly divisive. Some believe it is overkill...

Operators: Ignore PSVAR legislation at your own peril

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In response to the letter from Richard Worth regarding forced PSVAR compliance. I take on board the points made by Richard but unfortunately he fails...
PSVAR compliance

‘Society cannot afford forced PSVAR compliance’

I am at a loss to find any responsible reason behind the PSVAR legislation, which is covered with gold-plated cobwebs. To implement it now...
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