Sunday, March 7, 2021

Fragmentation is the last thing we need

I found myself agreeing wholeheartedly with the comments made by the Industry Expert in the January edition of routeone. They highlighted the role that the Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) has...
Euro VI compliance: Achieved by either retrofit or OEM fitment

Euro VI OEM and retrofit: What are the differences?

Many of us will have experience of upgrading Euro IV and Euro V vehicles to meet Euro VI requirements. It is certainly more cost...
Coach and bus trade bodies should work to common goals

‘Coach and bus trade bodies need to work to common goals’

News that the Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee (DPTAC) has issued advice to the government on changes to how PSVAR applies to coaches will...
Bus polocy benefits could come from 3 March Budget

Will policy changes come to benefit bus in the long term?

Jessica Matthew, Director of Strategy at the Department for Transport (DfT), is moving across to the Roads, Places and Environment Group to work alongside...

Is it time to encourage passengers back on board?

Graham Vidler: ‘Now is the time to embed coaches as a crucial part of the UK’s economic, social and environmental agendas’  With the (for now) ever-increasing good news about...

UKCOA member interview: Maynes Coaches of Buckie

In the latest UK Coach Operators Association (previously LTCOA) member interview, Peter Bradley converses with Kevin Mayne of Maynes Coaches of Buckie There cannot be many people in the coach industry who have...
Electric bus retrofit - Equipmake MD Ian Foley

‘Don’t forget retrofit in the rush to an electric bus transition’

The potential to retrofit a battery-electric driveline to an existing bus should not be forgotten by the government as it plots the UK market's...
British-built zero-emission buses question

Government should consider its ‘British-built’ ZE buses point

There was an interesting policy addition to the government’s Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution policy paper that raised at least one...

A year of promise for the coach and bus industry?

The UN Climate Change Conference offers governments a chance to seize meaningful change in 2021, says CPT CEO Graham Vidler The start of 2021 unfortunately...

Lockdown 2021: How much more can the industry take?

A new year, a new lockdown: CPT President Steve Whiteway urges continued unity by members in 2021 As we enter 2021, I recall how this...

Stagecoach celebrates buses on Skye with tribute livery

Stagecoach has celebrated 50 years of buses on Skye by repainting a member of its fleet into the same scheme as the service had...