Wednesday, May 18, 2022

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...

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...

PSVAR: Government failures leave no hope of a solution

In a change from the previous norm, PSVAR in the coach industry now bubbles away relatively quietly in the background. Growing concerns around the...

Will older drivers want to return post-COVID-19?

Getting back to some semblance of normality is the industry’s holy grail of the moment. More passengers equals more vehicles in use equals more...

Burnham underlines Manchester CAZ shift to non-charging

Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham has underlined his existing wish to see a Clean Air Zone (CAZ) in the city region that does...