Friday, October 22, 2021

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...

Social distancing: The elephant in the room

There is an elephant in the room that is going to affect every coach and bus operator in the land: Social distancing. Numerous calculations have...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...