‘Absolute nonsense’

The response from the Community Transport Association (CTA) about the Department for Transport’s consultation on the use of Section 19 and 22 permits for...

EU regulations are better’

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Regarding the smart tacho news story last week , a large number of PCV operators have never stopped using British drivers’ hours and record...

Misguided’ campaign

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Bus18’s Catch the Bus Week campaign was misguided to say the least. People only look at pictures, especially on Twitter, and the ones of...

The answer to the recruitment problem…

Last week’s routeone sought possible reasons for the difficulty in recruiting drivers. Mark Cooper’s excellent letter a few pages in offers the answer, at least...

Did you learn something?

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With regards to your article about DCPC being overhauled , I have been directly involved in both the coach and truck industry for over...

Have we fallen down the rabbit hole?

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The fact that community transport groups (CTGs) operating under Section 19 or 22 permits do not need to worry about the effects of LEZs...

On the Stagecoach-Greater Manchester partnership proposal

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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...

‘Beware hiring freelance drivers’

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Regarding HMRC rules on bus and coach drivers. Agency or freelance drivers must be employed on PAYE It is vital everyone understands the rules that are...

‘We’re not leaving Europe’

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People who voted remain need to think about the people in Europe and the UK. The people need the billions that are given and...

Brilliant plan for Leeds

Brilliant news on Leeds’ bus plan (routeone/Big Story/26 April]. That should benefit the whole of West Yorkshire with First cascading buses to its other...
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Spitting at bus drivers being tackled in West Midlands

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People caught spitting at a bus drivers or passengers in the West Midlands are increasingly likely to face jail sentences thanks to work by...
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Obituary – Douglas Bailey MBE

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The UK Bus Driver of the Year Association (BDoY) has announced the death of Douglas Bailey MBE, one of its longest serving council members. Douglas...
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CBSSG Restart funding details revealed by DfT

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The Department for Transport (DfT) has outlined the terms and conditions of its £254m COVID-19 Bus Service Support Grant (CBSSG) Restart package. CBSSG Restart will...
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