Saturday, September 18, 2021

What is the point of BSOG?

The government is in the middle of yet another review of the Bus Service Operators Grant (BSOG). Our man in Westminster reports that this...

Yes or No: Scotland will never be the same again

Whatever the outcome of Thursday's independence referendum, life north of the border is going to be very different, says our man in Westminster. If...

Brian Souter donates to Scottish Independence ‘Yes’ vote

Stagecoach boss Sir Brian Souter has donated 1m to the SNP, it has been confirmed. Sir Brian had pledged to match pound-for-pound every donation received...

Passengers are forgotten in flawed IPPR report

An independent think-tank, the IPPR is renowned for its connections to the Labour Party and is not without influence. It's respected and sometimes comes...

Scottish Government sets out its employment vision

Ahead of the 18 September referendum, the Scottish Government has set out a broad plan for what it thinks could be achieved for jobs,...

City Regions to argue for London funding

Chair of West Yorkshire Combined Authority Transport Committee, Cllr James Lewis, has been elected as Chair of the City Regions Transport Special Interest Group. The...

PTEG report makes compelling case for bus priority

A report by PTEG makes a compelling case for giving far greater priority to buses in the Whitehall hierarchy when decisions are taken on...

Election-focused reshuffle will not benefit Department for Transport

While our man in Westminster thinks that some of the new ministers introduced through last week's reshuffle are talented people, he is less than...

Will the Welsh Government apologise for concessionary fares fiasco?

The inevitable outcome of a legal challenge is that the Welsh government has accepted that its planned cuts to the funding of free concessionary...

Industry should have no secrets to hide

While our man in Westminster thinks that PTEG's proposals to replace an ineffective bus monitoring system with a complex one might not be for...

All new London buses will be zero-emission, pledges Mayor

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has pledged that all new buses ordered by Transport for London (TfL) for use in the capital will be...