Wednesday, June 16, 2021
NBS policies require more funding, says commentator

Shapps ‘a consummate presenter’, but NBS message is lacking

The Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps, is a consummate presenter, if nothing else. Every time he gets on his feet in the...

There are two types of businesses: ‘The quick and the dead’

Jane Cole: The wisdom of one supermarket’s growth could inform the future commercial success of the bus industry There are generally two types of businesses:...
Zero emission minibus incentivisation still possible

Zemo: ‘Zero-emission minibus incentivisation still possible’

In Zemo Partnership’s Bus Working Group we often identify issues that may present challenges to existing policy, thanks in part to testing and certifying...
Bluebird coaches of Weymouth

UKCOA member interview: Bluebird Coaches of Weymouth

Peter Bradley converses with UKCOA members Martyn and Gemma Hoare of Bluebird Coaches of Weymouth Bluebird Coaches has a fascinating history and yet it also...
Does the National Bus Strategy for England encourage franchising?

Does National Bus Strategy for England encourage franchising?

There was great debate in our virtual office following publication of the National Bus Strategy (NBS) for England, or Bus Back Better to give...
Kura advises on DBS procedure

‘Be aware of a way to streamline the DBS check process’

Chris Coles, Operations Director of school transport specialist Kura, examines how operators can fully utilise the DBS procedure to place themselves in position to...
Grand day out in Bournemouth for care home residents

A grand day out on Buster’s Beach Bus for local care residents

Yellow Buses was pleased to grant the wish of local care residents from the Clear Pathway Care home in Parkstone to travel on Buster’s...

Private hire or scheduled service?

The government has clearly stated it does not wish to see private hire journeys for leisure purposes operate before step three of the roadmap...
Bus Service Improvement Plan work is underway

‘Bus Service Improvement Plan timetable hurt by elections’

As 2021 unfolds, a key issue confronting the bus industry will increasingly be the deliverability of the National Bus Strategy for England. It has...

Engage long and prosper: Why communication must continue

The past 14 months represent the most difficult period that the coach and bus sector has ever seen. But if only one positive can...

London coach facilities losses highlighted to Deputy Mayor

The importance of restoring coach parking and drop-off/pick-up facilities in central London that are currently unavailable has been conveyed to Deputy Mayor for Transport...