Thursday, September 16, 2021
Donald Mathieson of D&E Coaches

1,600 passengers board D&E’s Inverness tour buses in first month

Inverness-based D&E Coaches, believed to be the largest private hire coach and minibus operator in the north of Scotland, has welcomed over 1,600 passengers...

CrewPLAN drives down driver recruitment costs at Cardiff Bus

Cardiff Bus is controlling the cost of driver scheduling with the use of CrewPLAN, the system designed by software supplier Omnibus to automate production...
DVSA to accept applications to expand ATF network

DVSA to enable ATF network growth as moratorium ends

DVSA has given the green light to expanding the Authorised Testing Facility (ATF) network under certain circumstances by ending a temporary moratorium on applications...

VAB Berlin system aims to revolutionise bus depot management

With electrification, vehicle connectivity and an increasing reliance on cloud-based platforms for staff scheduling, engineering management and KPI delivery, data is king in the...

Operators across England move to increase services in anticipation of schools returning

Operators across England are preparing for increased services in anticipation of schools returning in September. Stagecoach South West has already announced it intends to introduce...

York City Sightseeing doubles frequency to meet growth in summer demand

Transdev is to double the frequency of its York City Sightseeing services from Saturday (8 August) in response to rising demand. Buses will now run...

Bus franchising: ‘Lots more thought required before implementation’

Matthew Moll, Senior Consultant at The TAS Partnership, offers a response to Abellio's proposals for bus franchising - and observes that commercial operation, if...

The bus industry needs to be ‘careful what it wishes for’

Train operators have effectively become nationalised with the coronavirus bailout– do coach and bus operators want the same prospect?  While much has been written about...

‘Business as usual’ approach to operators’ payments from LAs?

The prospect of operators continuing to be paid by local authorities on a ‘business as usual’ basis until at least 30 June has been...

The industry is facing turmoil due to COVID-19

The coronavirus has hit the coach and bus industry hard – CPT is asking the government for support   With the unprecedented turmoil caused by coronavirus COVID-19, my Presidential term...

Stagecoach outlines net zero ambitions for Scotland’s Climate Week

Stagecoach has outlined its net zero plans in Scotland to mark Scotland's Climate Week event, held 13 – 19 September. That roadmap includes £21.4m investment...