Friday, September 17, 2021
Training drivers in house - will it be the new normal for all operators?

Training drivers in-house: Look now if you don’t already

Will the industry see a driver shortage over the remainder of 2021? Things already look tricky thanks to short-term pressures. One coach operator is...
Road pricing and the coach and bus industry

Road pricing: Industry positioning must start early

One thing has received little exposure among talk of the zero-emission shift: What revenue stream will make up for a drop in fuel duty...

Engage long and prosper: Why communication must continue

The past 14 months represent the most difficult period that the coach and bus sector has ever seen. But if only one positive can...
Westminster language towards coaches has hardened in 2021

Hardened Westminster language towards coaches: What for?

Much of what Baroness Vere told the Transport Select Committee on 24 March came as little surprise to the coach industry. But one element...

Conflicting and mixed-up policy messages hurt the industry

In comments relating to PSVAR, the UK Coach Operators Association has called on the government to expand any work on a transition towards wholesale...
Coach and bus trade bodies should work to common goals

‘Coach and bus trade bodies need to work to common goals’

News that the Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee (DPTAC) has issued advice to the government on changes to how PSVAR applies to coaches will...
Coach and bus industry planning for 2021

Time to plan for 2021 – but based on what is still unclear

The coach and bus industry goes into 2021 with a modest amount of confidence in many quarters, perhaps if only because the light at...
Euro VI in the coach and bus industry

Where is the industry’s roadmap beyond Euro VI?

As the industry prepares to bid farewell to its worst year in living memory, thoughts are cautiously – but optimistically – turning to what...
Coaching support calls

A coaching ‘data pile’ is needed to underline support call

While news of a potential breakthrough in the coronavirus COVID-19 vaccine quest is welcome, the reality increasingly looks like it will be Q2 of...

Change of political line is required for future industry prosperity

The industry continues to battle for survival. Central to that is being able to draw passengers back. Earlier momentum of their return to buses...

Stagecoach outlines net zero ambitions for Scotland’s Climate Week

Stagecoach has outlined its net zero plans in Scotland to mark Scotland's Climate Week event, held 13 – 19 September. That roadmap includes £21.4m investment...