Thursday, December 3, 2020

Clearing up any PSVAR confusions…

I am not sure what Gary Clark is trying to prove in last month’s issue, but here is a brief synopsis of PSVAR regarding railway...

It’s time to sort out bridge strikes once and for all

Is it really beyond the wit of man to sort out the problem of bridge strikes once and for all? I would submit the best way to avoid them is to...

PSVAR: Never far away

As the schools return and operators start to see something of normality, the issue of Public Service Vehicle Accessibility Regulations (PSVAR) is never far...

TCs and operators – recognise the value in a good TM

In one Mike Jewell’s legal columns, he reported that ‘after expressing concern about (the Transport Manager’s (TM’s) level of payment, the Deputy Traffic Commissioner...

Recovery will be a long time coming

It goes without saying that the coach industry is being affected worse than many other businesses in the country due to the effects of...

Were you prepared for COVID-19?

With increasing worldwide concerns and fresh cases daily, COVID-19 will bring unprecedented challenges to almost every activity in our society, from business operation to...

Age and inexperience are not barriers to driving

I was recently reading the article reporting on Greater Manchester’s youngest bus driver, 18-year-old Jamie Jackson from Stagecoach Wigan. Many readers and commentators seem to...

The problem of commercial services

I wanted to raise the issue below, which demonstrates why so many independent operators may be moving away from commercial bus services or, indeed,...

PSVAR: Could another solution work?

  If the Minister of Transport expects compliance on PSVAR, would there be a possibility of his department looking at an alternative idea? In the year...

On the Stagecoach-Greater Manchester partnership proposal

While this is a bold initiative, its potential weakness is that it is a Stagecoach offer and not a Greater Manchester-wide offer (I understand...

TotalKare launches new brake test savings calculator

The decision to bring brake testing in-house is an important one, and businesses have to weigh up the cost of the equipment against the...