Thursday, January 26, 2023

ZECT to launch report with solutions to ZE transition

CPT’s Zero Emission Coach Taskforce is preparing to launch its second report outlining solutions for the transition to ZE vehicles The past 12 months have...

Our chance to extol the virtues of the sector?

While the £2 single fare cap has divided some, Ralph Roberts notes its effect on headlines – as well as the positive impact of...
Long term bus funding is industry priority

Long-term bus funding: Strings attached if it arrives

What will 2023 hold for the bus industry? The primary hope must surely be that whatever decisions governments take, principally in relation to any...

PSVAR: Let us not forget medium-term deadlines

Peter Bradley urges operator involvement in the ongoing review of PSVAR and incremental steps to improve accessibility It was on Wednesday 13 April last year,...
Modal shift to bus scale exposed in WPI report

‘Bus modal shift challenges laid bare in WPI report’

The Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) recently commissioned WPI Economics to analyse the role that modal shift of car journeys to coach and bus...
Spending cuts come as new coach and bus minister in place

Spending cuts: A worrying time for the bus industry

Liz Truss’s failed administration will surely go down in history as one of the ineptest on record. It will certainly go down as the...
Bus prominence in Westminster threatened by government political battles

‘Bus prominence threatened by Westminster crises’

Please note that the information in this column may be affected by current events.   A newly elected party leader and Prime Minister normally expects their...
Liz Truss government bus policy

What could a Truss government mean for bus policy?

When the next issue of routeone is published, we will have a new leader of the Conservative party and a new Prime Minister. All...
Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps

What does current Tory drama mean for the bus industry?

Editor's note: This column was written before Grant Shapps' decision to withdrawn from the contest to become leader of the Conservative Party. The political drama...
The bus funding allocation in England is unfair, says expert

Bus funding in England: Approach is simply not fair

The Transport Committee has started to take oral evidence on its inquiry into the National Bus Strategy (NBS) for England, with the first set...
Wrightbus UK Sales Manager Steve Jackson

Steve Jackson back to Wrightbus as UK Sales Manager

Wrightbus has appointed Steve Jackson as UK Sales Manager. It represents a return to the Ballymena bus builder after almost five years away for...