Sunday, March 7, 2021
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...

Using home-to-school as a hook for coach support is the right move

Use of home-to-school transport by the Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) as a ‘hook’ upon which to hang a second case for government support...

Cool heads must prevail as coach industry support bid culminates

It is not unrealistic to say that the coach and bus industry, in general, has long had something of an image problem in the...

Government’s support rejection shows coach industry is on its own

Few in the coach industry can have been unaware of the Honk for Hope protest in London on 20 July, staged as calls for...

ENCTS difficulties at WYCA point towards trouble ahead

West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) is unable to guarantee ENCTS payments in August at pre-COVID-19 levels. Clarity is required on emergency government funding before...

Is the coach industry showing green shoots of growth?

Are green shoots of growth finally returning to the coach industry? That is difficult to answer conclusively. With the possibility of ‘local lockdowns’ over...

Heavy vehicle testing backlog: A solution is needed now

News that heavy vehicle testing will gradually restart from 4 July is welcome. But the question that needs an urgent answer is simple: How...

Time for Westminster to drop advice to avoid public transport

Ever since the scale of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic became known, Boris Johnson and his government have wasted no opportunity to stress the need...

Stagecoach celebrates buses on Skye with tribute livery

Stagecoach has celebrated 50 years of buses on Skye by repainting a member of its fleet into the same scheme as the service had...