Home-to-school transport: Where is our voice?

Like many small operators, we have been running home-to-school transport for over 60 years. In that time, we have had no problems until now...
Steve Whiteway

Introducing the new CPT President

Steve Whiteway takes the reins as CPT President and sets out what he hopes to achieve in 2020 It is good to be back as...

Will the government make bus stops PSVAR compliant?

This is the text of a letter that I have sent to the Department for Transport (DfT) regarding PSVAR on home-to-school services: I have sent...
government

Necessary government intervention: Who to blame?

Is it commercial operators or the government itself which has led the industry to need £5bn in funding? The government’s recent intervention in the bus...

COVID-19 repatriation – coaches or buses?

Could you please do something to educate the news editors of the BBC, who clearly need assistance in differentiating between coaches and buses? Regarding the...

Drivers considered second again: Facilities at Heathrow Airport

I visited Heathrow Airport Terminal 4 on Sunday, 23 February, and as I always do, visited the coach park to book in and pay...
Memories of the Southsea-Ryde hovercraft

Memories of the Southsea-Ryde hovercraft

The Whisperer’s mention in last week’s routeone of the Johnsons excursions to the Isle of Wight by hovercraft reminded me of my happy...
Net zero by 2050? Boris wants buses there first

Net zero by 2050? Boris Johnson wants buses there first

The new year is off to a good start – now the industry must grab the opportunity What a good start to 2020 it has...
Response to Fishers Tours on PSVAR exemptions

Response to Fishers Tours on PSVAR exemptions

I will begin with school contracts. When tendering for these, did you build in the cost of PSVAR compliance and increase your cost point accordingly? If...
The decade of the bus starts by tackling congestion

The decade of the bus starts by tackling congestion

Congestion is eclipsing the benefits of buses – and the National Bus Strategy needs to tackle it Last week I was delighted to make my...
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12-month test exemptions

12-month test exemptions for some vehicles, DVSA confirms

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