Friday, December 3, 2021

The poor quality of bus debate

Why is the quality of political debate about buses – and importantly future policy – so poor, wonders our man in Westminster? According to...

BSOG review will not be about cutbacks

The forthcoming review of BSOG in England will not be about cutting the present 200m budget, but about how it is spent, says the...

The rose-tinted view of regulated bus servives

As Labour MPs debate a motion, on the limp pretext of marking the origins of municipally-owned bus operations, our man in Westminster questions politicians'...

The implications of Scottish Independence vote

If in 100 days' time Scotland votes to become an independent country, then the implications for coach and bus operators could be far reaching,...

Transport funding inequalities unfair to regions say MPs

Transport infrastructure in some parts of the UK may get left behind under the new system to be used from 2015 to share out...

Millionaire’s fortune built on used buses helps UKIP

The man who laid the foundation for a 650m fortune by selling and dismantling secondhand buses is credited with bankrolling UKIP's recent electoral success....

Will Westminster ever be the same after the European Elections?

May 22'slocal and European election results were a political earthquake on an unprecedented scale, sending shockwaves through all three mainstream parties. While it appears...

Remembering ‘calm and measured’ David Rowlands

Our man in Westminster recalls David Rowlands, a former senior civil servant at the Department for Transport who brought a calm and measured approach,...

Is Profit becoming a dirty word?

Private operators and their behaviour is often scrutinised by politicians, yet these politicians often overlook the fact that it is their own policies leading...

Miliband pledges zero hours’ crackdown

Labour leader Ed Miliband says that a future Labour government would crack down on the abuse of zero hours contracts – but stop short...

National Express – Mechanical Support

National Express are recruiting for a Mechanical Support to join its team in their Coventry garage. Join us on the Journey and keep our communities...