Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Electric bus at UK Bus Summit

UK Bus Summit 2020: A new ‘golden age’ for bus?

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Focus was on investment, green growth and a long-term strategy for the industry at this year’s UK Bus Summit. Buses Minister Baroness Vere opened the...
DfT electric bus plans to strengthen partnership between local authority and operators

DfT electric bus plans to strengthen partnership between local authority and operators

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The DfT has unveiled proposals to create the UK’s first all-electric bus town and bids must be backed by operators I’ve suggested that 2020 could...
Huw Merriman announced as Chair of Transport Select Committee

Huw Merriman announced as Chair of Transport Select Committee

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The Conservative MP has highlighted some ‘specific’ proposals for the bus industry A couple of weeks ago I suggested that Stephen Hammond, the Conservative MP...
March Budget: Freedom over process or governed?

March Budget: Freedom over process or governed?

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Operators are preparing for whatever 2020 has to bring, but are the odds against them? It’s 2020 and we finally have a government - not...
Manchester bus franchising will come at extra cost

Manchester bus franchising will come at extra cost

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Greater Manchester’s bus franchising plans needs ongoing subsidy. Will the taxpayers have to fork out?   Last week the Department for Transport (DfT) published its quarterly...
Minister launches initiative at The Big Lemon

Minister launches environment initiative at The Big Lemon

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The Minister for the Future of Transport, George Freeman MP, visited The Big Lemon in Brighton to launch the ‘Clean Start to 2020’ Go...
Buses could play huge role

Buses could play huge role

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Investment in buses could be a huge benefit, can the government hard wire this into their new strategy? I hand over the reins of CPT...
Conservative to Chair Transport Committee

Conservative to Chair Transport Committee

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For the first time since the 1980s, the Conservative party will Chair the Transport Committee, but does it have what it takes? The process for...
CoachMarque conference

CoachMarque conference discusses industry issues

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CoachMarque members attending its conference on Monday 13 January were updated on Brexit and the Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) Coach Strategy. They could...
Coach Strategy

CPT Coach Strategy: Data sharing is data caring

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Data is king. If you don’t do data, you’re not making best use of what is at hand to promote your business. Whether it’s targeting...
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Operator takes a stand against verbal and physical abuse towards staff and customers Stagecoach South East (SE) has launched a zero tolerance campaign against hate...
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Birmingham CAZ set for summer launch

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