£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...
Coach PSVAR

Coach PSVAR: The industry’s big challenge

A coach dealership tells routeone that it recently sold a batch of well-used vehicles off scheduled work. They were of a type that until...
Buses and politicians

Don’t let politicians keep buses to themselves

The main political parties have published their manifestos. Predictably, buses are mentioned. It’s necessary to ignore the fluff of politicians to form a picture...
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National Holidays brand revival continues under new owner

Work to revive the National Holidays brand is continuing strongly, new owner JG Travel Group has said. Those endeavours include the creation of tours,...
Home-to-school PSVAR exemption

Strong words as further home-to-school PSVAR exemption issued

A further, one-year exemption to PSVAR for closed-door home-to-school services has been awarded by the Department for Transport (DfT). It will expire on 31...
Oxford StreetDecks

Oxford Bus Company and Thames Travel take StreetDecks

A combined nine Wrightbus StreetDecks have joined the Oxford Bus Company (OBC) and Thames Travel fleets. They are for use on services between Oxford,...
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