Response to Fishers Tours on PSVAR exemptions

Response to Fishers Tours on PSVAR exemptions

I will begin with school contracts. When tendering for these, did you build in the cost of PSVAR compliance and increase your cost point accordingly? If...

PSVAR – where are the statistics?

While I am sure we all understand and recognise the need for PSVAR compliance – and there are areas of transport where it surely...

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...
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Glastonbury Coach bays to be removed

Westminster isn’t the only location where coach bays are being removed. I live in the centre of Glastonbury, opposite the Town Hall and St Dunstan’s...
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Idling – has anyone thought about the driver?

I am extremely disappointed to see that Westminster has taken action to remove the three coach bays on Horseferry Road. As a responsible coach driver,...

‘The industry is being squeezed by PSVAR’

First, I will address the investment situation relating to PSVAR. Over the last 10 years, home-to-school providers have been squeezed because of council budgets. There...

The basic frame of a bus network exists – use it

The Intalink promotional vehicle initiative shows just what can be achieved at relatively low cost. Here in Cambridgeshire we have almost entirely Cambridgeshire County Council...

Regulatory pressure will see more businesses fail

I think that 2020 will be a turning point for many small operators. The costs of keeping up with regulations such as emission control zones...

Operators: Ignore PSVAR legislation at your own peril

In response to the letter from Richard Worth regarding forced PSVAR compliance. I take on board the points made by Richard but unfortunately he fails...

Open letter to Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham

Dear Mr Burnham I am writing to you concerning the GMCA public consultation about bus franchising. Clearly a lot of work has gone into the proposals...
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