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Face covering rule for coaches and buses in England from 15 June

All passengers on coaches and buses in England will be required to wear a face covering from Monday 15 June. The development was announced by...

Home to school PSVAR not affordable: North Yorks CC

The impact on local authorities (LAs) of satisfying PSVAR on home to school services has been exposed by North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC). In a...
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Rail replacement PSVAR: Where does it go next?

The question of how PSVAR will be satisfied on rail replacement services rumbles on. Minister of State for Transport Chris Heaton-Harris expects the rail...

‘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...
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PSVAR exemption granted for rail replacement

Coaches and buses that do not comply with PSVAR will be eligible for a one-month exemption from the Regulations that starts on 1 January...
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CPT: Now is the best time for operators to act

With an election looming, now is the perfect time for operators to promote their initiatives to help encourage more people to take the bus,...
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Accreditation – FORS puts First Choice ahead

The voluntary accreditation scheme has been a ‘proven success story’ and gave ‘tangible benefits’ says Director Jason Thornton First Choice Minibus Services was one of...

Liverpool launches its Vision for Bus

24-hour services and minimum frequencies on Liverpool's wishlist ahead of franchising decision Liverpool City Region Combined Authority (LCRCA) has released a report on its potential...

DfT publishes s19 consultation responses ahead of autumn decision

The Department for Transport (DfT) used the day that the House of Commons rose for its summer recess to publish an interim summary of...

DVLA backtracks on IVA form date change

The DVLA has changed its mind over the withdrawal of old forms for individual vehicle approval (IVA). The new forms are already available to...
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Prohibition clearance procedure changes announced by DVSA

Changes will be made to the clearance method for some vehicle roadworthiness prohibition notices from 28 September, DVSA has announced. The new approach will...
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Stephen Walsh takes up Optare Regional Sales Manager role

Optare has appointed Stephen Walsh (pictured) to the position of Regional Sales Manager for Scotland and East of England. Stephen joins Optare from Eminox. He...
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Sunak’s ‘missed opportunity’ for coach industry support: CPT

The Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) has welcomed Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s decision to introduce a Job Support Scheme, but it says that Mr Sunak...