Sunday, January 23, 2022
Driver CPC and PSVAR policy conflict at DfT

Driver CPC and PSVAR: DfT must get policy work into order

News that the government will carry out what it terms a “sweeping review” of the Driver CPC (DCPC) system landed on Monday 8 November. In...
Coach can help in work around reducing domestic flights

Where are coaches in CBT policy for reducing domestic flights?

Has coach travel been forgotten? For many, the answer is no. Operators report strong business, notwithstanding difficulties around driver availability. It is thus curious...
DVLA driving licences processing delays

DVLA processing woes show that overhaul is needed

Longstanding difficulties at DVLA have translated into severe delays to the processing of vocational licence applications and renewals. At the time of writing, those...
Change needed to decarbonisation approach in England

Time for change for England decarbonisation approach

The starkest warning yet about the climate emergency was recently delivered by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Its special report’s foreword includes...
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...

BRT and zero-emission funding for H2S among Scotland plans

Bus rapid transit (BRT) in the three largest city regions of Scotland and an extension of existing zero-emission bus funding criteria to capture vehicles...