Prentice of Haddington home to school

Scottish returning H2S transport: Business as usual, with some changes?

Scottish operators have revealed their experiences of resuming home-to-school transport in the wake of COVID-19. Working closely with local authorities is key Risk assessments, stricter...
Buying a coach in 2020

Buying a vehicle in 2020? Why COVID-19 should change your approach to funding

The landscape of funding within coach and bus has changed under the effects of coronavirus COVID-19. routeone speaks with coach and bus funding expert...
Whites Coaches

White’s Coaches: Back to VIP work but pandemic’s extent is clear

To many of its members, the coach industry is not just a career, or even a vocation. It is a lifestyle and one that...
Home-to-school transport

Extra home-to-school transport money in England: How easy to get it?

News of the £44m that will be provided for additional dedicated home-to-school transport services in England in the autumn term has been largely welcomed...
Don't Travel Empty

Don’t Travel Empty – maximising profits through the power of data

Don’t Travel Empty is the coach job matching service that makes the promise to operators that they can maximise profits by reducing empty journeys....
Jay and Kay Bournemouth

‘Sometimes you have to run with less numbers’ – resuming coach tourism in 2020

Dartford-based Jay and Kay Coaches resumed day trips and tours in July, despite the ongoing risk of COVID-19. routeone contacted owner Karl Brazier to...
Tendring Travel

Tendring Travel: ‘We will not survive a second wave without government support’

With no government support on the horizon, Tendring Travel warns that the prospect of a second wave of COVID-19 will halt further work in...
Applegate Coaches Theo Taylor

Applegates Coaches: What’s your #coachcrisis future?

Eight-year-old Theo Taylor, son of Helen and Ceri Taylor who own Applegates Coaches in Gloucestershire, has become an unlikely spokesman for the coach industry....
First Bus zero-emission

First Bus outlines steps towards 2035 zero-emission commitment

First Bus was the second of the ‘big five’ to commit to operating a fully zero-emission fleet when the annual results of parent FirstGroup...
Coach industry crisis

Coach industry crisis meeting: Where do things go from here?

A key moment in the crisis that has enveloped the coach industry happened on 15 July. A delegation from the Confederation of Passenger Transport...
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Prohibition clearance procedure changes announced by DVSA

Changes will be made to the clearance method for some vehicle roadworthiness prohibition notices from 28 September, DVSA has announced. The new approach will...
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Stephen Walsh takes up Optare Regional Sales Manager role

Optare has appointed Stephen Walsh (pictured) to the position of Regional Sales Manager for Scotland and East of England. Stephen joins Optare from Eminox. He...
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Sunak’s ‘missed opportunity’ for coach industry support: CPT

The Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) has welcomed Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s decision to introduce a Job Support Scheme, but it says that Mr Sunak...