Monday, August 15, 2022

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 presents an answer to the problem

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

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: Compliance expected

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’

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 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...

Operators: Ignore PSVAR legislation at your own peril

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...

‘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...

Baroness Vere to deliver keynote at Euro Bus Expo

Under-Secretary of State for Transport Baroness Vere (pictured) is the first confirmed speaker in the Masterclass Theatre at industry trade show Euro Bus Expo,...