Thursday, December 3, 2020

Bus strategy must look beyond the industry

The government now wishes to see an independent bus industry – but any strategy to improve its commercial viability must look beyond the industry...

JustGo North Lincs DRT to be provided by Go-Ahead

Go-Ahead Group subsidiary East Yorkshire has won a contract from North Lincolnshire Council to provide demand responsive transport (DRT) in the region under the...

Suspended ArrivaClick service in Liverpool will not return

The ArrivaClick demand-responsive transport (DRT) service in Liverpool that was suspended on 29 March will not be reintroduced. Arriva says the withdrawal is down...

ArrivaClick launches in Watford with initial three minibuses

The ArrivaClick demand-responsive minibus service was launched by the group in Watford on 1 July. It will initially operate with three minibuses that due...

NAT Group to launch Cardiff Fflecsi DRT on 29 June

NAT Group is to trial a demand responsive transport (DRT) service in Cardiff called Fflecsi. The pilot will start on 29 June and last...

Oxford PickMeUp DRT to return in revised form?

The Oxford PickMeUp demand responsive transport (DRT) service ceased operation after completion of its two-year pilot scheme on Saturday 20 June – but it...

Go Coach and ViaVan launch on-demand transport in Sevenoaks

On-demand services are to replace a number of Go Coach bus routes in Sevenoaks, Kent, as a result of the ongoing coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Branded...

Tees Valley Flex minibus DRT pilot launches

The demand-responsive Tees Valley Flex minibus pilot launched last week in Hartlepool. It is operated by Stagecoach using nine low-floor Mercedes-Benz Sprinters, including seven...

Oxford PickMeUp grows during final pilot phase

The demand responsive Oxford PickMeUp minibus service, operated by Go-Ahead Group subsidiary Oxford Bus Company (OBC), will be expanded into Horspath to the east...

DRT ‘is here to stay’, says report into the concept

Demand-responsive transport (DRT) has the potential to reduce traffic by up to 30%, a report from Boston Consulting Group claims. Analysts have studied four on-demand,...

TotalKare launches new brake test savings calculator

The decision to bring brake testing in-house is an important one, and businesses have to weigh up the cost of the equipment against the...