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...
Hydrogen fuel cell

Hydrogen fuel cell in coach and bus: Is its time here?

Perhaps just one conclusion can be drawn from developments in the past fortnight that does not concern coronavirus COVID-19. It is that hydrogen fuel...
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...
COVID-19

Don’t fall into the short-term thinking trap

For many operators, it’s difficult to see more than a few days ahead. Some wonder whether they will still have a business then. Understandably...
Bus staff

Don’t forget the most valuable resource of all: Staff

Crisis season continues. Many staff now sit at home as their employers make use of the government’s furlough scheme. Others remain at work, albeit...
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...
COVID-19

COVID-19 support essential to avoid industry disaster

The realities of coronavirus – which only over the past week have become entirely apparent – are stark. The scale of the change in...
routeone Awards

Who do you want to win?

As this year’s routeone Awards nominations open excitement is building for the industy’s biggest celebration of excellence. Who do you think is the best coach,...
Home to school PSVAR

Figures show home to school PSVAR absurdity

Figures from North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) demonstrate the absurdity of thw application of PSVAR to home to school transport. In 2018/19, NYCC raised £610,000...
Bus franchising

Is bus franchising now back to square one?

The bus franchising landscape has seen several developments recently. They undoubtedly serve to reset discussions about whether it is the right avenue to follow...
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CPT structure review

Review of CPT structure to mitigate industry pressures

The Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) is to undertake a review of its structure to take account of the crisis that the coach and...
The Aerosol effect and Covid

Will Aura Air become the new ‘air quality standard’ for coaches in the post-COVID...

Are your coaches purified by Aura Air? Its new product is creating a buzz in the industry by providing improved air quality while improving...

UrbanThings partners with Welsh Government on TrawsCymru network

Smart mobility provider UrbanThings has announced that it is partnering with the welsh government to provide its ticketing solution on the TrawsCymru network across...