PSVAR in coaches: Operators share their thoughts

PSVAR is a hot topic, particularly for coach operators. But for those same businesses it is also highly divisive. Some believe it is overkill...
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PSVAR: Fare payers removed to bring compliance

Staffordshire County Council (SCC) will no longer permit fare-paying passengers on its contracted school services after the October half term. That will bring them...
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Translink takes 30 tri-axle B11R Sunsundegui SC5s

State-owned Northern Ireland operator Translink has added a batch of 30 accessible Sunsundegui SC5-bodied Volvo B11R tri-axle coaches to its Goldline scheduled operation. The 14.3m...
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LDV EV80: Courtside Conversions’ Nottingham Partnership

Courtside Conversions is one of the first converters in the UK to offer a lightweight conversion on the new electric LDV EV80. Five have...

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...

Kent CC boosts minibus efficiency with QRoutes

Kent County Council (KCC) has transformed the efficiency of its special education needs (SEN) minibus services thanks to software from QRoutes that optimises efficiency...
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‘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...
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...

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: Could another solution work?

  If the Minister of Transport expects compliance on PSVAR, would there be a possibility of his department looking at an alternative idea? In the year...
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