Saturday, October 16, 2021
Bus service levels in England should be lower, says DfT

DfT: England lockdown bus service levels to be ‘noticeably lower’

Bus service levels in England during the current period of movement restrictions are expected by the Department for Transport (DfT) to be “noticeably lower...
Bus service temporary variations emergency procedure introduced in England

Emergency temporary bus service variation process activated

Operators in England that need to make a temporary variation to a registered bus service because of the pandemic may now utilise of a...
Financial standing levels for 2021

2021 financial standing level revised downwards by TCs

The financial standing level required of holders of standard O-Licences has been revised downwards slightly for 2021, the Traffic Commissioners (TCs) have announced. Rates that...
Temporary bus service variation process guidance

Temporary bus service variation changes among TCs’ updates

The Traffic Commissioners (TCs) have updated their advice note to operators that is intended as guidance during the ongoing coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Principal among...

Croner-i advises on financial standing during COVID-19

It’s hard enough maintaining a PSV O-Licence efficiently in a market governed by strict rules and legislation, yet operators have so much more to...

Seven-month extension to some DCPC expiry dates

Driver CPC (DCPC) cards that expire between 1 February and 31 August have been granted a seven-month extension to their validity, the government has...

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...

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...

AirSym takes two Plaxton Panther Volvo B8Rs

Heathrow-based AirSym has taken delivery of a pair of Volvo B8Rs with Panther bodywork, supplied by Plaxton and with finance by Mistral Bus and...