Saturday, November 27, 2021
Funding for zero-emission buses in England generated head scratching and riddle solving

‘Head scratching and riddle solving needed for ZE funding’

A scramble, some head scratching and then some riddle solving were all part of the recent Zero Emission Bus Regional Areas (ZEBRA) fast-track ‘announcement’...
BSIPs in England should benefit all bus passengers, says CPT's Graham Vidler

‘All bus passengers in England should benefit from BSIPs’

For bus operators and councils throughout England, last month’s Spending Review was a great example of what behavioural economists call ‘anchoring’. Anchoring is the...
Vehicle technology is changing and maintenance needs to do the same

‘As vehicle technology changes, so must maintenance’

Many of us will find ourselves with challenges in maintaining vehicles that comply with the increased demand for lower emissions. Those challenges are both...
Is bus improvement funding made available by the Treasure enough?

‘£3bn for bus improvement in England is inadequate’

So, the Bus Service Improvement Plans (BSIPs) in England are all in, although I don’t know if every single local transport authority (LTA) actually...

Interview – SBC Leisure, Leigh-on-Sea

In his latest interview, Peter Bradley converses with UKCOA member Marc Preston of SBC Leisure SBC Leisure is one of a growing number of UK...
Driver CPC and PSVAR policy conflict at DfT

Driver CPC and PSVAR: DfT must get policy work into order

News that the government will carry out what it terms a “sweeping review” of the Driver CPC (DCPC) system landed on Monday 8 November. In...
Coach driver shortage survey conducted by UKCOA

Coach driver shortage: No consistency, UKCOA survey shows

The general difficulty in attracting and retaining PSV drivers shows little sign of abating. But recent work carried out by the UK Coach Operators...

Wheel loss: ‘Merely a case of physics’

I see the subject of wheel loss syndrome has reared its head again in your recent article from Croner-i. I think Croner-i should stick to...
Bus Driver of the Year 2021

BDoY competition – 18 September 2022

Who would have thought when the COVID-19 pandemic hit us that we would have to cancel two Bus Driver of the Year (BDoY) national...
Cheney Coaches Wroxton Abbey 02 16 005

Interview – Cheney Coaches of Banbury

Peter Bradley converses with UKCOA member Mark Peace of Cheney Coaches Cheney Coaches is based in Banbury, Oxfordshire; a historic market town close to the...

Cardiff Bus – Operations Manager

Cardiff Bus is recruiting for a Operations Manager to join its team in Cardiff and surrounding areas. Cardiff Bus is the major provider of bus...