Tories: Et tu Brute?

The deregulated bus market held on through years of a Labour government, only to be challenged by the Conservatives now. It’s a betrayal of...

Who wants what?

There are mixed reactions to the Bus Services Bill (pages 4-7, 16, 22 and 24) but overall there are no great surprises, although some...

The need to engage

Do not assume that your MP, local authority officers, cabinet members and LEPS understand the current system of how bus services work, warns Confederation...

Constantly moving goalposts

One thing that Leicester City FC didn’t have to contend with during its season was the pitch. The playing field was level and its...

Buses Bill won’t solve anything

I made the mistake of listening to Transport Oral Questions last Thursday. It was not very interesting. I reckon that out of 650 MPs there...

Section 19: A question still unanswered

The same question around Section 19/22 operators performing hire and reward contracts has been asked of law enforcers and transport officials again and again,...

Where’s the thinking?

Devolution of powers can bring many benefits to regions if politicians are clear about their remit and are prepared to come up with solutions...

Positive news about quality

Readers of the Confederation of Passenger Transport’s weekly newsletter will be aware of my recent bus travel problems in Brussels. The UK’s deregulated regime is...

Has the world gone mad?

Why do politicians never stop and think that a remark made one day – normally to grab good headlines – can come back and...

Starting a 10-week journey

In coach touring terms, 10 weeks is a very long time - even for those running band buses - yet that’s how long the...
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The boss of Brighton and Hove and Metrobus, Managing Director Martin Harris, last week urged people not to gather in large numbers during pride...
Coach industry funding call

Norfolk MP calls on Sunak to provide funding for coach industry

North Norfolk MP Duncan Baker has written to Chancellor Rishi Sunak asking him to agree a sector-specific funding deal for the coach industry. He...
12-month test exemptions

12-month test exemptions for some vehicles, DVSA confirms

DVSA has confirmed that 12-month test exemptions will be issued to some operators and vehicles. The step is part of plans to help manage...
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