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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...

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...

MoT test certificates now clearer to read

Heavy vehicle test certificates, for PSVs, trailers and HGVs changed rom 14 July, to make them clearer and easier to understand. The new style certificates...

Nottingham decides against a CAZ as targets will be met

Nottingham City Council is no longer considering implementing a Clean Air Zone (CAZ) as existing measures to combat air pollution will reduce emissions to...

Coach operators warned over wheelchairs

Coach operators will face tough action if they don’t comply with the law on the use of wheelchairs in vehicles on scheduled services, warns...

TCs are consulting on planned changes to industry guidance

The Senior Traffic Commissioner (STC) has opened a consultation on proposed changes to the Statutory Documents. These describe how TCs apply the law and take...
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Liverpool City Region bus franchising ‘leading option’

Papers release by the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority have recommended that franchising is supported as “the emerging leading option” for bus services within...
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FlixBus UK domestic coach network announced

FlixBus has announced plans to establish a domestic scheduled coach network in the UK during 2020. The news has been expected since the German...
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Stagecoach launches zero tolerance campaign on staff abuse

Operator takes a stand against verbal and physical abuse towards staff and customers Stagecoach South East (SE) has launched a zero tolerance campaign against hate...