Ian Jones

No time to die – it’s time for hope

Hundreds of coaches from all over the UK joined Honk for Hope in London for its sixth demonstration in two months. Ian Jones reflects...
Proactivity

Steve Whiteway – Proactivity: Giving you the edge in these challenging times

The industry may have a long road to recovery, but there is strength in numbers. Staying informed, proactivity and collaboration are key. A recent short...
Bus Strategy

Bus strategy must look beyond the industry

The government now wishes to see an independent bus industry – but any strategy to improve its commercial viability must look beyond the industry...
subsidy

Could subsidy classify bus operators as nationalised?

‘Integrity’ of the deregulated bus market could hang in the balance if passengers don’t get back on board, says our Westminster man It’s nearly six...
the future

Back to school, back to the future

LowCVP continues to develop policy that gets the industry back on track for the future; a cleaner, greener future with coach and bus at...
Graham Vidler CPT CEO

Graham Vidler: ‘We need to ready ourselves now for changed operating conditions in the...

CPT Chief Executive Graham Vidler elaborates on the recent announcement made regarding a restructuring of the trade association I know coach and bus operators have...
Home-to-school

Using home-to-school as a hook for coach support is the right move

Use of home-to-school transport by the Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) as a ‘hook’ upon which to hang a second case for government support...
Coach industry support

Cool heads must prevail as coach industry support bid culminates

It is not unrealistic to say that the coach and bus industry, in general, has long had something of an image problem in the...
Bus franchising

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...
Coach industry Honk for Hope protest

Steve Whiteway: Coach industry must continue to make its case

On a bright and sunny day in London, I witnessed an event that I thought I would never see or would never be necessary....
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Coach tourism

Job Support Scheme ‘not a viable propositon’ for coach tourism

Measures put in place by Chancellor Rishi Sunak to help protect jobs beyond the end of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) in October...
Newport electric buses

UrbanThings and Newport Transport take smart ticketing solution to Wales

Newport Transport is the latest user to sign up to UrbanThings’ smart mobility platform, Ticketless. The Ticketless app provides passengers with real-time information and mobile...
East Yorkshire Coaches new livery

East Yorkshire Coaches relaunches with new livery

East Yorkshire Coaches has unveiled a new fleet livery as part of what it describes as “the dawn of a new era for coach...