Thursday, January 26, 2023
DRT is no panacea for low usage bus services, says Adam Keen

DRT: It’s no panacea, even where bus usage is low

There has been no shortage of coverage in the trade press over the last few years of various demand responsive transport (DRT) schemes. They...

Beavis Travel and Rover Coaches – gone but not forgotten?

On Thursday 8 November2012, you carried an article under Retrospective: Beavis Coaches (which ceased trading on 31 March 2013). On Tuesday 1 September2020 you...

ZECT to launch report with solutions to ZE transition

CPT’s Zero Emission Coach Taskforce is preparing to launch its second report outlining solutions for the transition to ZE vehicles The past 12 months have...
Further key news in zero emission bus developments expected in 2023

Zemo: More zero-emission bus ‘key moves’ due in 2023

This year could (and should) see some key moves from the government regarding zero-emission bus (ZEB) funding and policy in the UK. Not only do...

Our chance to extol the virtues of the sector?

While the £2 single fare cap has divided some, Ralph Roberts notes its effect on headlines – as well as the positive impact of...
Long term bus funding is industry priority

Long-term bus funding: Strings attached if it arrives

What will 2023 hold for the bus industry? The primary hope must surely be that whatever decisions governments take, principally in relation to any...
Local authority pair bring some passenger transport operation in house

Is local authority in-house operation really a threat?

That two local authorities (LAs) decided in 2022 to take in-house the operation of some formerly contracted passenger transport is notable. But with changes...

PSVAR: Let us not forget medium-term deadlines

Peter Bradley urges operator involvement in the ongoing review of PSVAR and incremental steps to improve accessibility It was on Wednesday 13 April last year,...

A happy New Year for coaches in 2023?

As 2023 approaches, routeone speaks to three coach operators around the UK to gauge the mood going into the new year. Is there good...
A coach operator Christmas carol

The Christmas carol of a family coach operator

On the first day of Christmas, the coaching gods sent to me a Transport Manager’s CPC. On the second day of Christmas, the coaching gods...
Wrightbus UK Sales Manager Steve Jackson

Steve Jackson back to Wrightbus as UK Sales Manager

Wrightbus has appointed Steve Jackson as UK Sales Manager. It represents a return to the Ballymena bus builder after almost five years away for...