Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Response to Fishers Tours on PSVAR exemptions

Response to Fishers Tours on PSVAR exemptions

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I will begin with school contracts. When tendering for these, did you build in the cost of PSVAR compliance and increase your cost point accordingly? If...
The decade of the bus starts by tackling congestion

The decade of the bus starts by tackling congestion

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Congestion is eclipsing the benefits of buses – and the National Bus Strategy needs to tackle it Last week I was delighted to make my...

PSVAR – where are the statistics?

While I am sure we all understand and recognise the need for PSVAR compliance – and there are areas of transport where it surely...

The answer to the recruitment problem…

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Last week’s routeone sought possible reasons for the difficulty in recruiting drivers. Mark Cooper’s excellent letter a few pages in offers the answer, at least...
DfT electric bus plans to strengthen partnership between local authority and operators

DfT electric bus plans to strengthen partnership between local authority and operators

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The DfT has unveiled proposals to create the UK’s first all-electric bus town and bids must be backed by operators I’ve suggested that 2020 could...
Huw Merriman announced as Chair of Transport Select Committee

Huw Merriman announced as Chair of Transport Select Committee

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The Conservative MP has highlighted some ‘specific’ proposals for the bus industry A couple of weeks ago I suggested that Stephen Hammond, the Conservative MP...
March Budget: Freedom over process or governed?

March Budget: Freedom over process or governed?

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Operators are preparing for whatever 2020 has to bring, but are the odds against them? It’s 2020 and we finally have a government - not...
Manchester bus franchising will come at extra cost

Manchester bus franchising will come at extra cost

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Greater Manchester’s bus franchising plans needs ongoing subsidy. Will the taxpayers have to fork out?   Last week the Department for Transport (DfT) published its quarterly...
PSVAR

PSVAR in coaches: Operators share their thoughts

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PSVAR is a hot topic, particularly for coach operators. But for those same businesses it is also highly divisive. Some believe it is overkill...
Buses could play huge role

Buses could play huge role

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Investment in buses could be a huge benefit, can the government hard wire this into their new strategy? I hand over the reins of CPT...
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