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...
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...
£5bn bus funding

£5bn bus funding is welcome if it’s used properly

Boris Johnson made a statement when he awarded to bus the bulk of a £5bn funding deal. Cycling will take a portion of that...
Young coach and bus drivers

Young coach and bus drivers: A fresh approach?

How to attract young people as coach and bus drivers has long been a thorny topic. Before trying to address it, consider why they do...
Coach and bus industry

How can you help the coach and bus industry engage?

An example of the disjointed approach to the coach and bus industry from parts of government is the latest exemption to PSVAR. It is an...
Euro VI

Euro VI: Time to think seriously about it

It’s not what the industry wants to hear, but if your thoughts have not yet turned to Euro VI then they likely will need...
Coach Strategy

CPT Coach Strategy: Data sharing is data caring

Data is king. If you don’t do data, you’re not making best use of what is at hand to promote your business. Whether it’s targeting...
Bus industry social change

Bus industry needs to be onboard with social change

What does 2020 hold for the bus industry? Much of it hinges on Boris Johnson. Can he deliver on promises he made last year? Currently,...
General Election promises

General Election promises: Hold Boris to them

The General Election is over. But the fallout will influence the coach and bus industry for a long time, and in ways that cannot...
Stress test your business

Stress test your business: Don’t forget

Stress is no stranger to the coach and bus industry, and the General Election will do little to abate that. But stress among people...
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Coach operator support

Meeting with MPs sees coach operators make support case

The long-term impact on the coach industry of a failure by government to provide bespoke support during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic has been further...
Aaron Sparks First Bus COVID

First Bus COVID-19 heroes celebrated in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Three First Bus employees - Chris Koksal, Simon Taylor and Aaron Sparks - have been recognised in the 2020 Queen’s Birthday Honours list for...
Alba Travel football contracts

Alba Travel secures two more football team contracts

Penrith operator Alba Travel has extended its football travel portfolio by securing contracts to provide team coaches for Annan Athletic FC in Scottish League...