Sunday, August 1, 2021

‘A once-in-a-generation chance for big changes’

‘It’s coming home’ was a great message. Can we now make our roar heard for a cleaner and safer world? There are two jobs that...
Transport Decarbonisation Plan for the coach and bus industry perspective

Transport Decarbonisation Plan subdued on coach and bus

The Transport Decarbonisation Plan (TDP), which was published on 14 July, contained little of great note for coach and bus, although for coaches, it...
Scottish Zero Emission Bus Challenge Fund launched

£50m to launch Scottish Zero Emission Bus Challenge Fund

The Scottish Government has launched a first £50m phase of the Scottish Zero Emission Bus Challenge Fund (ScotZEB). It is intended to encourage the...
Transport Decarbonisation Plan published

Transport Decarbonisation Plan to be published on 14 July

The long-awaited Transport Decarbonisation Plan (TDP) will be published by the government on 14 July. Expected to be released mid-afternoon, it will form what...
Bus franchising in Wales forms part of Welsh Government plans

Ministers ‘determined’ to enable bus franchising in Wales

Ministers are “determined” to introduce legislation that will enable bus franchising in Wales, Deputy Minister for Climate Change Lee Waters MS told the Senedd...
England bus recovery fund mechanism to vary from CBSSG Restart

England bus recovery fund: Fixed subsidy based on key metrics

The £226.5m bus recovery fund in England that was announced on 6 July will have “key differences” to the COVID-19 Bus Service Support Grant...
UKCOA comments on latest government position on PSVAR

Government PSVAR position ‘gives a way forward’: UKCOA

A letter concerning PSVAR sent to trade bodies representing the coach industry by Under-Secretary of State for Transport Baroness Vere “gives a way forward”...
Transport Decarbonisation Plan publication due imminently

Transport Decarbonisation Plan publication imminent?

Publication of the long-delayed Transport Decarbonisation Plan (TDP) is said to be imminent, according to a source within the Department for Transport (DfT). It follows...
PSVAR exemptions for home-to-school services to continue

Extension of PSVAR floated by DfT as H2S exemptions go on

Extending the requirement for PSVAR compliance to more coach sector workstreams in the long term is being examined by the Department for Transport (DfT),...
ZEBRA scheme business case round set to begin

Six fast-track ZEBRA bids proceed to business case stage

Expressions of interest from six local authorities (LAs) in England submitted via the £120m Zero Emission Bus Regional Areas (ZEBRA) scheme's fast-track mechanism have...

Fuze to provide ‘turnkey’ asset finance for Wrightbus ZE models

Wrightbus and Ryze Hydrogen owner Jo Bamford has established Fuze, an asset finance company that will work exclusively with zero-emission buses built by the...