Friday, October 22, 2021

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...

Don’t forget commercial home-to-school transport…

Continued payment for contracted home-to-school transport remains a hot topic for the industry. And rightly so. For some operators, reimbursement at 100% of those...

Postponed Euro Bus Expo allows attention to turn to 2021

News that Euro Bus Expo has been postponed to 2021 may have initially added to the downbeat feel that has gripped the industry since...

Winners named at 10th IRTE Skills Challenge awards ceremony

Thursday 21 October saw the 10th anniversary IRTE Skills Challenge awards ceremony and the announcement of the winners of this year’s anniversary event. It was...