Wednesday, June 29, 2022

‘The whole thing is a mess, and there is plenty of blame to go...

I thought Stuart Render’s article regarding PSVAR was very good and explained the current position, however if I had spent a considerable amount of...
UK Coach Rally 2022

‘A credit to the individual operators and the industry as a whole’

Ann and Paul Cousins of Coach Displays deserve to be congratulated on successfully staging the return of the UK Coach Rally after its two-year...
Beverley Bell Training portrait

In response to the letter from operator Ewen McAllister

I hope this letter finds you, your colleagues, and your family well and that you made the most of the Easter break. I write in...

Beverley Bell Consulting to the rescue

We had an issue with the Office of the Traffic Commissioner (I put a tick in the wrong box) which could have resulted in...

A point about concessionary fares…

I have a point to share about concessionary fares. Many politicians and local authorities think that concessionary fares are a subsidy to bus companies, which...

‘I am staggered that the PTE has done nothing to resolve this’

Before COVID-19, the government, local authorities and passenger transport executives (PTEs) reminded all operators about PSVAR, clearly indicating that failure to adhere when required...

On the recent discussion concerning road traffic collisions

I’m a big supporter of people in the industry coming up with ideas to solve problems that coach operators face. I’m a big fan...

Time for a change in contracts?

The conversion to new coaches and buses that are fully electric is, in my view, going to be extremely challenging going forward. This is due...

Request for guidance from DVSA regarding PSVAR

I am writing to see if I can get any guidance from DVSA regarding PSVAR – on live lanes on motorways in particular –...

‘After 35 years of operation, the end had come’

I’ve had a good long run in the transport industry since the 1970s to the present, starting with seven years of European tours and...

Coach tourism in Scotland to be on show at CTA Glasgow...

The Coach Tourism Association (CTA) will hold a summer networking event in Glasgow from Sunday 24 to Tuesday 26 July. It will showcase the...