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...

Ensignbus patronage on the increase in Thurrock

Following your wide-ranging article on the bus patronage issue in England , I was interested to read the large increase in bus patronage in...
Manchester bus franchising

TfGM responds to Manchester bus franchising criticism

I read with interest Mr Tim Gibson’s letter, published in routeone last year. I would, however, like to make a few corrections. Mr Gibson compares...
PSVAR compliance

‘Society cannot afford forced PSVAR compliance’

I am at a loss to find any responsible reason behind the PSVAR legislation, which is covered with gold-plated cobwebs. To implement it now...
Manchester

A tale of two cities

A lot of my work is carrying school children to various venues, museums and the like. Here are my experiences of two cities in...

Doing Buses Differently – but with a similar outcome?

The OneBus robust reaction to the Manchester “Doing Buses Differently” consultation is unsurprising given the long running obsession that Manchester’s ruling elite has with...

‘Who ordered from Wrightbus? Boris’

I have for a long time held the view that coach and bus magazines should not involve themselves in politics. In regards to last week’s...

Unnecessary waste of time

I just cannot understand why Civil Enforcement Officers (CEOs) cannot be trained in a sensible way. One of our vehicles developed a fault that brought...
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‘Time to reinvent ourselves’: John Clarfelt to step down as Ticketer CEO

As Ticketer welcomes Andy Monshaw as its new CEO, routeone speaks with incumbent John Clarfelt to talk strategy and the reason behind the change...
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Obituary: Tony Johnson

Christopher Anthony Johnson (better known as Tony), of Johnson Bros. Tours, has passed away at the age of 77 following a battle with cancer. Alongside...
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Perry’s Coaches takes an EVM Elegance mini

Perry’s Coaches of Malton in North Yorkshire has taken delivery of a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter with an EVM Elegance conversion. 22 Comfort Class seats with three-point...