Thursday, January 20, 2022
New Routemaster fleet in jeopardy through TfL funding crisis

TfL funding crisis threatens New Routemaster fleet, says Khan

The future of the 1,000-strong New Routemaster fleet is in jeopardy if Transport for London (TfL) and the government do not reach agreement on...

Will 2022 be a defining year for the bus industry?

With continued government ‘incompetence’ and potential service cuts, the year ahead could be a lively one politically, but problematic for the bus industry   This year...
Free bus travel for under 22s in Scotland to begin on 31 January

Scotland under-22 free bus travel to start on 31 January

Free bus travel in Scotland for resident under-22s will begin on 31 January. It will capture all registered services in the country including applicable...
Stoke on Trent City Council BSIP seeks £16m National Bus Strategy money for roadbuilding

Council seeks £16m from National Bus Strategy for roadbuilding

Stoke-on-Trent City Council (SoTCC) is seeking £16 million of National Bus Strategy for England funding towards roadbuilding, its Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP) has...
Bus franchising in Wales from 2023 not strictly true

Wales bus franchising: 2023 suggestion ‘not strictly true’

The Welsh Government has said that suggestions that scope will open in summer 2023 to re-regulate bus services in Wales through franchising schemes are...
Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper visits Pelican Bus and Coach

Pelican welcomes Shadow Home Secretary to discuss ZE

Yvette Cooper, MP for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford and Shadow Home Secretary, has visited Pelican Bus and Coach to discuss how the public sector...
Extension of PSVAR exemptions for home to school services draws contrasting views

H2S PSVAR exemption extension draws mixed responses

Two early responses from trade bodies to the news that exemptions from PSVAR for in-scope home-to-school services will receive a four-month extension to 31...
Coach operators must be eligible for Omicron support measures, says CPT

‘Coach operators must be eligible for any Omicron grants’: CPT

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has been urged to ensure that local authorities (LAs) in England consider coach operators to be eligible for any grant funding...

Time to hold ‘the government’s feet to the fire’

With the appointment of a new Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, will the ‘contradiction at the heart of the government’s bus policy’ be...

Turning ambitious discussions into action for 2022

CPT CEO Graham Vidler turns his attention to some of the issues that will be at the forefront of the political agenda next year There...

New leadership appointments at Stagecoach Manchester

Stagecoach Manchester has announced a number of promotions across its Greater Manchester depots. They include Zachary McAskill and Gary Banks, who have been named Operations...