This is all becoming a bit messy

Our man in Westminster is hearing that the whole issue of elected Mayors may be under review. If so, it throws the whole concept...

Select Committee is wrong-footed

Our man in Westminster is somewhat dismayed to learn that the Transport Select Committee is to conduct an inquiry into the Bus Services Bill....

Tackling congestion helps air quality

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) is considering an air quality strategy for our most polluted cities. Confederation of Passenger Transport...

New broom won’t sweep clean

If you think that new Transport Secretary Chris Grayling is poised to rip up the Bus Services Bill and abandon franchising, think again, says...

There is no Bill silence

Our man in Westminster argues that contrary to the views expressed by an anonymous senior bus industry executive, there has been plenty of noise...

Why the silence on the Bus Services Bill?

A senior industry figure writes anonymously to routeONE about the effects of the Bus Services Bill, and the alarming silence from the industry on the subject,...

We are in uncharted territory

With a new Conservative Party leader to be elected by October and possibly a new Labour leader too, there’s a chance that a snap...

Divorced from reality

Some politicians live in a fairy-tale land in which they think that minuscule profits will mean that buses will still be able to improve...

Nostalgia sells to all

People have fond memories of the past and, when they’re a little older have the time and cash available to enjoy nostalgia. It also...

When everything else becomes irrelevant

As I was writing my next column came through news of the murder of Jo Cox, 41, the Labour MP for Batley and Spen,...
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