PSVAR on school contracts

PSVAR for school contracts: A real mess

News that Staffordshire County Council has removed the need for vehicles used on school contracts to comply with PSVAR by withdrawing the ability to...

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Welcome to this week’s issue of routeONE. And, if you’re one of the thousands of people who were given this edition at Coach & Bus...
coach leisure support

Approach to coach leisure support must change

Governments’ messages surrounding support for the coach and bus industry have been mixed since the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic broke. Some, such as the COVID-19...
Recruiting engineers

Recruiting the next generation of engineers: How?

A respected industry manager makes some interesting comments recruiting new talent. Not into driving, but as engineers. The challenge of finding these technicians dwarfs that...
School contract payments

School contract payments need to be maintained at 100%

Ongoing payments by local authorities (LAs) for home-to-school contract work should be one of the few reliable sources of income for operators under current...
Judicial Review

Judicial Review may finally answer permit question

An end may finally be in sight to the legal saga relating to the use of Section 19 and Section 22 permits. The Judicial...
CPT Coach Strategy

CPT Coach Strategy: Make your opinion count

Consider the used market for coaches. Some involved say it is slow; others say it is uncertain. The latter word applies to a lot in...
PSVAR rail replacement

PSVAR on rail replacement: Change is coming

A legal opinion that PSVAR applies to virtually all rail replacement work stands to represent a major shake-up for many coach operators. While the...
Coach and bus coronavirus

Coronavirus action for coach and bus industry not enough

Steps taken by the government thus far to assist the coach and bus industry in mitigating the effects of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic are...

Misguided PCN saga making a mockery of ULEZ

London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) represented the biggest legislatorial shake-up in years for some operators. It led to major upheaval in their long-term...
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Shearings owner Specialist Leisure Group ceases trading

Specialist Leisure Group (SLG), which operates Shearings Holidays, National Holidays (trading as Caledonian Travel), UK Breakaways, Coast and Country Hotels, Bay Hotels, Country Living...
Manchester CAZ

Manchester calls for more CAZ funding as date slips

Greater Manchester has asked the government for additional money to support the upgrading and replacement of vehicles that will not comply with the region’s...
Mistral social distancing

UrbanThings wins grant to develop social distancing system for public transport

UrbanThings is developing its own social distancing platform to assist operators provide safer public transport during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, with the help of...